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Training Sites

Our Addiction fellowship programs are primarily based at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, the University of Utah Main Hospital, the George E. Wahlen Salt Lake City Veteran Affairs Medical Center, University of Utah Community Clinics, and a variety of community partners. 

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI)


The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) is a freestanding psychiatric hospital that draws patients from the entire Mountain West region. At HMHI residents will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients, from those with straightforward addition to those with more complicated addiction. In contrast to the other rotation sites, residents may be more exposed at HMHI to managed care constraints and expectations, which require different skills and which may influence the resident's relationship with his/her patients.

Rotations at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) include:

  • Inpatient addiction medicine and addition psychiatry
  • Outpatient addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry
  • Adolescent consultation (adults and adolescents)
  • Assessment and referral services outpatient clinic

University of Utah Main Hospital


The University of Utah Main Hospital serves people from across the state and throughout the Mountain West. University Hospitals and Clinics log more than 850,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually, and every day more than 10,000 people pass through the front doors of the University Hospital. 

Rotations at the University of Utah Medical Center include:

  • Addiction consultation-liaison service

University of Utah Community Clinics

U of U Community Clinics

Within the University of Utah Community Clinics, fellows work on integrated teams with primary care providers as well as other clinicians to provide services to patients of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Services provided in a Primary Care-Addiction integration model include addiction diagnostic assessment, medication management, group and individual psychotherapy, substance use disorder treatment and crisis services.

Rotations at the Community Clinics include:

  • SUPeRAD (Substance Use in Pregnancy Recovery Addiction Dependence) clinic
  • Addiction Integration clinic

George E. Wahlen Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)


The George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical center (VAMC) is a tertiary care teaching hospital serving Utah and parts of the Mountain West. It is affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine. Patients at the VAMC are mostly male, and many carry a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Residents will gain proficiency in treating addiction and its comorbidities, medical and psychiatric. Residents will learn about integrated care within the VA system and learn about numerous innovative treatment options available to veterans.

Rotations at the VA Medical Center include: 

  • Inpatient addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine
  • Outpatient addiction psychiatry and addictiom medicine
  • Residential treatment program
  • Primary care addiction treatment for vulnerable veterans
  • Transitional pain service