Central State

Central State

This 120 bed facility, located 17 miles from the Health Sciences Center, is operated by the Division of Mental Health and Mental Retardation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as the state inpatient facility serving Louisville and the surrounding seven county area.  Central State Hospital provides services to patients needing longer term treatment.  The residents rotating at CSH will be assigned to an acute admissions unit where they share the caseload with one of the staff psychiatrist, assigned an average of 6 patients.  In addition to learning principles of diagnosis and treatment of acute psychiatric patients, the residents will have an opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary planning with social workers, psychologists, nursing staff, activities therapists, and others.  The residents will participate in treatment planning involving linkage with community agencies such as Seven Counties Services.  There is also a great deal of exposure to forensic issues through the involuntary commitments and de novo administration of medications.