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University Neuropsychiatric Institute
University of Utah Health Care
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
Coordinates 40°45′29″N 111°49′22″W / 40.75806°N 111.82278°W / 40.75806; -111.82278

40°45′29″N 111°49′22″W / 40.75806°N 111.82278°W / 40.75806; -111.82278
Care systemPrivate
Affiliated university University of Utah
Lists Hospitals in Utah

The University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), located in University of Utah Research Park in Salt Lake City, is a 120 bed mental health and substance abuse treatment institute for psychiatric treatment. They provide inpatient, day treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults.


Between 1988 and 1995, Dr. Jack Madsen and Dr. Rich Ferre worked to provide mental health/behavioral treatment and epilepsy under one building. Dr. Doug Gray and Dr. David Nilsen, among other doctors, became involved and the Neurobehavior Clinic began. It later moved to Research Park at the University of Utah.

In the mid 1990s, Dr Scott Stiefel and Dr. Rick Zaharia obtained increased funding from the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) to expand clinical services.

The UNI HOME Project was started in 2000 as a coordinated care program between medical and mental health funding streams for people with development disabilities.

In July 2005, the clinic moved to 650 Komas Drive. The Neurobehavior HOME program serves over 900 people of all ages who have developmental disabilities, with over 750 people enrolled in the HOME Program.

In 2009 HOME collaborated with the Health Clinics of Utah to expand its service locations to include Ogden. [1]

In July 2010, it was announced that the institute would be expanded to house an additional twenty to thirty beds.

By January 2012, the new building was fully complete and operational. Included was a wing dedicated to mood disorders, another acute unit, and a marked increase in the capacity of the youth floor.

Medical campus

The University of Utah Health Sciences medical campus houses the Intermountain Burn Unit, Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Moran Eye Center, University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah Hospital, and Primary Children's Medical Center, the only children's hospital in Utah. Primary Children's Hospital, though linked to the University of Utah Health Care is owned and operated by Intermountain Health Care (Select Care).

As part of that system, University Hospitals & Clinics relies on more than 1,100 board-certified physicians, 10 community clinics, and several specialty centers, including the Cardiovascular Center, the Clinical Neurosciences Center, and the Utah Diabetes Center. [2]


  1. ^ "Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program History". University of Utah Healthcare. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  2. ^ University of Utah Health Care