In the world of Worm anyone can have an episode that grants them powers. This is not restricted to mentally healthy people or those in stable situations. People can get powers and be messed up by them or be messed up to start with and become even more messed up. The Parahuman Asylums are where these people receive treatment.
Faultline’s Crew crew infiltrated the Philadelphia asylum when they were trying to gather information about the Dragonslayers. While there the mission was delayed by an inmate who was disrupting the building they were in, the crew would later recruit this patient, and unwittingly free another. Dr. Yamada vists the Asylum regularly as part of her caseload. A former employee of the Asylum would be harassed by Faultline’s Crew, Dr. Jeremy Foster, who had been paid off by Cauldron to keep an eye on interesting patients.
The Asylum is part of a much larger network with multiple sites, an Asylum West is mentioned where Dr. Jaager D. Charles provides counseling to vie teleconference.
- Browbeat was evaluated for a stay at the asylum given how he got his powers to manifest.
- The Asylum East facility in Philadelphia was considered an alternative to the Baumann Parahuman Containment Center for containing Panacea.