Mental Health Care Centre Patients Mental Health Care Centre Patients

The centre caters for persons with mental disorders, mental illness, psychiatric related complains or symptoms and these persons are of all ages, race and ethnic groups. It takes in all patients from all over Namibia. Except for Ward 16 in Oshakati it is the only mental health referral centre in Namibia. The most common conditions managed at Mental Health Care Centre include schizophrenia, mood disorders, substance related disorders, anxiety disorders etc. All patients seen at the unit should be referred from a clinic, hospital or by a health care worker.

Outpatient days are strictly Mondays and Wednesdays except for emergency cases that can be attended to on any working day. Outpatient department is open every Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm. Emergency cases coming after working hours are attended to at Katutura casualty department by the doctor on call for psychiatry. Patients are admitted under different sections of the Mental Health Act.

  • Section 3 – voluntary patient admission.
  • Section 4 – patient admission by consent.
  • Section 9 – certified patient admission.
  • Section 12 – urgent application for admission.

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.