Palo Verde Behavioral Health under new ownership

More information about Palo Verde Behavioral Health can be found on its website,, or by calling (520) 322-2888 or toll-free 1-844-884-CARE (2273).
Universal Health Services purchases Palo Verde Behavioral Health
Universal Health Services of Tucson, LLC, acquired Palo Verde Mental Health from Tucson Medical Center and renamed it Palo Verde Behavioral Health. The change in ownership was effective March 1, 2014.
Under UHS, Palo Verde Behavioral Health, or PVBH, becomes a free-standing, for-profit, private psychiatric facility providing inpatient and intensive outpatient psychiatric services. PVBH continues providing behavioral health services to Southern Arizona with the following treatment programs:
  • Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care
  • Adult General Psychiatric Treatment
  • Adult Inpatient Detox
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Universal Health Services is one of the nation’s largest hospital companies, operating more than 196 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, including two in Arizona. The company brings extensive behavioral health experience and best practices to this community, and is expected to provide significant organic growth for Pima County patients in terms of expanded treatment services and their body of clinical expertise. Notably, UHS will be looking to expand child and adolescent behavioral health services—an area of great need in Southern Arizona.

PVHB, along with a strong partnership with Tucson Medical Center, will build on the excellent skills of current psychiatrists, licensed registered nurses, clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors to support the new programs.