Saint Elizabeths Hospital opened in 1855 to serve individuals with mental illnesses. As the State psychiatric hospital of the District of Columbia, we are also a teaching hospital, offering training for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and chaplains.
Saint E's and the Community
Saint Elizabeths Hospital provides residential treatment to more than 280 women and men with serious and persistent mental illnesses.
We invite the community to join us as guests at community events and also to support our work through donations of in-kind items.
For information on Mental Health First Aid, a public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, click below for the list of upcoming community events.