Mental Health Care Centre Services Rendered Mental Health Care Centre Services Rendered

  • Medical Services (Doctors)
    • The medical services are responsible for conducting Mental Status Examination (MSE), coming up with a diagnosis and prescribing medication.
  • Mental Health Nursing
    • The nurses are responsible for providing mental health nursing to all in-patients and out-patients at the centre. Nurses also identify and care for the physical aspects of the patients’ problems.
  • Clinical Psychology
    • The clinical psychologist performs psychometric tests, come up with diagnosis and provide psychotherapy. Clinical psychologist also treats individuals with emotional problems and behavioural disturbances.
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Occupational therapy focuses on the restoration of function and improvement of social participation levels through the use of occupations such as work, self-care and leisure/play. Occupations are activities that bring meaning to the daily lives of individuals, families, and communities and enable them to participate in society.
  • Clinical Social Work
    • Social workers promote social change and development, social cohesion and empowerment of people with mental health challenges. Social Workers carry out assessments for disability grants and also investigate the socio-economic circumstances of patients through interviews and home visits. In addition to the above mentioned, Social Workers also educate families and communities about mental health as well as accepting diagnosis, treatment and adherence to medication.
  • Pharmacy
    • The pharmacist dispenses psychiatric medication to both inpatients and out-patients and ensures that patients have access to the safest and most efficacious drugs.
  • Outreach clinics

The centre conducts outreach clinics in and around Windhoek. The outreach clinic schedule is as shown in the table below.

Day

Clinic

Time

Monday

Donkerhoek clinic

2 pm

Tuesday

Khomasdal clinic

2 pm

Wednesday

Okuryangava clinic

2 pm

Thursday

Katutura clinic

2 pm

Friday

Wanaheda clinic

2pm

 

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.