Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental hospitals, mental asylums or asylums, are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious mental illness, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.(read: List of Psychiatrists in Kenya)
List of Psychiatric Hospitals / Clinics in Kenya
1.The Outspan Hospital : Psychology Department
Outspan hospital runs its mental clinic( Psychology department) with the following objectives :
To describe behavior
To explain why certain behaviors and processes occur
To predict future events
To change behaviors and mental processes
Services offered at Psychology department at the Outspan:
Chemical dependency (drug and substance abuse) counseling
Grief, loss and bereavement counseling
Family and Marriage counseling
Crisis Intervention such as divorce and its effects on children
Outreach programs- talks to schools, corporate organizations,churches
Depression and Mood Disorders
The Outspan Hospital- Main Hospital
Along Baden Powell road
P.O Box 2058-10100, NYERI, Kenya.
Hotline : 061-2030742
Emergency Line : +254 722696901
2.Mathari National Teaching & Referral Hospital Nairobi
Mathari hospital is a specialized National Referral, Training and Research Public Institution in mental health. It’s located along Nairobi-Thika Road.
With an in-house capacity of 700 patients, Mathari is the main teaching psychiatric hospital in Kenya. It is used as a training center for many institutions including the University of Nairobi and Kenya Medical Training College. Besides psychiatric training and treatment, the hospital also offers general medical services including maternity and VCT. It also has a diabetic clinic, a fully-fledged laboratory and x-ray facilities.
telephone: 0202337694, 020337694
Google map of mathari national teaching and referral hospital
3.Kenyatta National Hospital : Mental Health Department
Kenyatta National Hospital is currently the largest referral and teaching hospital in the country.
020 2726300 -11
KNH Research and Programs Dept:
Labour ward : 020 2711515
Referral: 0719 510510 this number is for use by hospitals referring patients ONLY
Fax: + 254 20 2725 272
P. O. Box 20723 – 00202
Google map for kenyatta National hospital
4.Aga Khan Hospital : Psychiatric Clinic
The Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu holds a Psychiatry Clinic every Wednesday from 14h00 to 16h00
Telephone: +254 3662253 or 3740000 ext. 2253
Outpatient department Reception
Telephone: +254 3662029 / 3662254 or 3740000 ext. 2029 / 2254
Mp shah mental clinic is open on Monday 8:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday 1:30pm to 3:30pm
For clients with mental health problems: psychosis, depression, schizophrenia, addictions, etc.
located on Shivachi Road in Parklands area, Nairobi, Kenya.
You can easily reach Mp Shah by public transport (“matatu”) by boarding a no. 118 minivan from town and then ask the conductor to notify you to alight at M.P. Hospital bus stop.
You can also hire a taxi and request them to drop you at M.P. Shah Hospital, Parklands.
+254 20 4291 000.
NB: Mp Shah clinics are done on bookings. Kindly call on working hours Monday to Friday 8:00am-4.30PM, Saturday 8:00am to 12:30pm. Tel.: 020-4291284/327 Nurse, 020-4291000 Clinics
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6.The Nairobi West Hospital : Psychiatry Department
they do operate their mental health clinic , their board certified psychiatrists are devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
Nairobi West Hospital
0722 200 944, 0734 200 944
0722 200 944
Gandhi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya
7.Meridian Health Group : Karatina Recovery Center
Karatina Recovery Centre (KRC) was established in November 2014 as a residential rehabilitation and treatment centre for mental and behavioral disorders, specifically substance abuse and addiction.
Tel: (Mobile) 0719 802 206 | (Wireless) 020 – 2691542
Address: P.O. Box 50443 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
8.Provincial General Hospitals / Referral Hospitals
All provincial general hospitals have their own mental health units.
These hospitals are
- Nyeri PGH (provincial general hospital)
- Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
- Embu PGH
- Rift Valley PGH
- Coast PGH
- Garissa General Provincial Hospital
- Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital
- Nyasare PGH
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