St John's Medical College Hospital

Services - Psychiatry

A.  OUTPATIENT SERVICES

  • Out – patient clinic functions from  Monday to Saturday from 8:30am – 12:30 pm
  • Unit I A – Monday  and Thursday
  • Unit I B – Tuesday and Friday
  • Unit I C – Wednesday and Saturday
  • All the faculty members of the unit will be available in the clinic on OP days.
  • Assessment and diagnosis of all mental illnesses
  • Management of acute and chronic mental illnesses
  • Pharmacotherapy for all mental illnesses
  • Psychosocial therapy administered by the treating psychiatrist / the Clinical Psychologist / PSW team member

 

  B.  INPATIENT SERVICES

  • Admission and management of all mental illnesses
  • Psychiatry emergency services.
  • 24 hours on call duty psychiatrist is available to handle psychiatric emergencies either at emergency department or in any ward of the hospital
  • If no inpatient beds are available, and the required services not provided by us those patients will be referred to other centers.

 

  C.  CONSULATTION LIAISON PSYCHIATRY SERVICES

 

  D.  EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • The psychiatry duty doctors attend emergency calls from any of the other departments or from the emergency department.
  • The time frame for attending the call would be immediate (Within 10 – 15) as far as possible.
  • If the duty doctor is already attending a call, the doctor shall answer the emergency call over the phone and explain the time for required to be there in person.
  • Duty doctor will issue no orders over the phone, prior to seeing the patient.
  • All emergency calls will be discussed with the 2nd on call consultant before management is planned
  • All the patients who are seen on an emergency basis will be seen by the consultant the next working day, and subsequent follow up / review procedure will be documented in the chart.