Southwest Behavioral Health Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Southwest Behavioral Health Center (SBHC) regarding its recent data breach. The SBHC data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 17,000 individuals.


SBHC is a comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider in Utah. Founded in 1986, SBHC offers a range of mental health and addiction services, including crisis intervention, clinical evaluations, therapy, and prevention services. Additionally, SBHC provides a variety of residential, school-based, and community-based programs and services, such as skills development, housing support, vocational assessment, health and wellness programs, relapse prevention, and more. Headquartered in Saint George, Utah, SBHC has 5 health centers in the southwest counties of Utah and employs over 200 individuals.


On March 13, 2023, SBHC discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, SBHC determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on or before March 13, 2023. On November 9, 2023, SBHC began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Medical information

If you are a current or former employee of or received a breach notification letter from Southwest Behavioral Health Center:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Southwest Behavioral Health Center data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Southwest Behavioral Health Center;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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