Section – Mental Health Care Centre Section – Mental Health Care Centre

Mental Health Care Centre is a sub-division of Windhoek Central Hospital. It is located between the Maternity ward and the Medical school. The centre has been in existence since 1903 and it has a bed capacity of 200 beds.

The Centre’s model of choice is the bio-psycho-social model of health which is employed in a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary setting. The model looks at three components that affect mental health, namely biological, social and psychological. Aspects under biological include physical health, disability and genetic vulnerabilities. The social components focuses on aspects such as family circumstances, peers, relationships etc and psychological component looks at copying skills, self esteem and social skills, to mention only a few.

All the activities and procedures at the centre are guided by:

  1. Mental Health Act number 18 of 1973
  2. Criminal Procedure Act number 51 of 1977 and
  3. Correctional Services Act number 9 of 2012.

Visiting Information Visiting Information

Week days: 15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

Weekends:  11:00 - 12:00

                    15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

ICU Visiting Hours

Mon-Sun: 15:00 - 16:00

                  18:00 - 19:00

NB: For ICU Visitors ONLY, Maximum 6 people per patient, These must be the same people seeing the patient everyday until the patient is discharged.