Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH)

Hal Smith, MPH, Chief Executive Officer
Jose Crego, LCSW, LADC, Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Tobias Wasser, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jan Bergin, Chief Nursing Officer
Christine Bouey, LCSW, Chief Quality Compliance Officer
Dr. Reena  Kapoor, Chief of Forensic Services


P.O. Box 70, Middletown, CT  06457
PH:   860-262-5400  FAX:  860-262-5485
Admissions:  860-262-5479

Whiting Forensic Hospital specializes in providing inpatient services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The hospital consists of 91 maximum security beds and 138 enhanced security beds.  Services are provided to individuals who are admitted under the following categories:

  • Psychiatric Security Review Board commitment
  • Criminal court order for restoration of competency to stand trial
  • Civil commitment (voluntary or involuntary)
  • Transfer from the Department of Correction (during period of incarceration or at end of sentence)

Discharge options are dependent on legal status and the purpose of admission.
They include:

  • Transfer to another psychiatric hospital
  • Placement in Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Other outpatient treatment and housing placement
  • Return to DOC


Whiting Forensic Hospital provides high quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment and evaluation services for patients with mental health conditions who are involved in the criminal justice system or are not yet ready to be safely treated in less restrictive settings. This is accomplished with full respect for the civil and human rights of each patient.  Our goal is to assist individuals to manage their illnesses and achieve personal recovery goals through developing the skills necessary to live safely in the community.


Whiting Forensic Hospital will provide exceptional care and support for all, where patients’ health and wellbeing will be enhanced to their fullest potential


Within the context of our mission statement, Whiting Forensic Hospital is committed to the following core values:

Cultural Diversity