Texas Health and Human Services Commission
July 19, 2019
Texas health officials announced today the creation of a 20-bed specialized care unit for Texas veterans. The first of its kind within the state, the new unit at Terrell State Hospital is designed to provide mental health services to this specific population with unique needs.
HHSC estimates at least six percent of patients in state hospitals identify as veterans. Many of those veterans come to a state hospital from the legal system and face unique challenges that are best addressed through psychiatric care attuned to their background. Continue reading…