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Vellore has a few psychiatric medical care centres providing good medical acre to the patients. They also arrange for counselling which is an integral part of the treatment. The Psychiatry department of CMC, Vellore is located in the Mental Health Centre, 7 kms from the Main Hospital Building. Registration for Psychiatry and Eye departments can be done in the respective campuses itself.
Out Patient Clinic in CMC Vellore
Psychiatry Unit1: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Psychiatry Unit2: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Child & Adolescent: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Nambikkai Nilayam Centre: Monday to Saturday
The psychiatric department treats people suffering from mental health problems such as depression schizophrenia (seeing and hearing something which is actually unreal along with strange behaviour), Manic-depression (becoming very happy at one time and very, very sad at other times), Obsessive-Compulsive behaviour (doing something again and again, for instance, washing hands even when they are clean), phobias, addictions (drug and alcohol addictions), emotional problems and marital problems as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.
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Patients can reach Mental Health Centre in Bagayam directly for registration and treatment. In-patient and OPD facilities are available here. Out-patient clinics are also held in OPD Block in the Main Building site.
How to Reach Mental Health Centre, Bagayam:
You can board Number 1 or Number 2 town bus (labelled as Katpadi-Bagayam) from bus stop near CMC main gate and reach Bagayam. Towards the right side of the bus stop (150 metres) is the Mental Health Centre. The Number 2 town bus passes via Schell Eye hospital also. You can hire a taxi or auto and ask the driver to drive you to Mental Health Centre (MHC) gate. An auto will charge you INR 40 and taxi charges will come to around INR 200.
Nambikkai Nilayam is for treating children with special needs or disabled children who are diagnosed with mental retardation or any other learning disability, either from the time they were born or due to an accident or illness. These children may be slow learners, have behavioural problems, learning disabilities, speech problems, slurring of words, difficulty in using their hands or slow while sitting, have problems relating to their own family and find it difficult to make friends.
Nambikkai Nilayam is situated in the Mental Health Centre premises, just next to CHAD. It is located opposite to the Rehabilitation Institute in this Bagayam campus.At least one parent should be present with the child at the time of first consultation with the doctor.
Other Psychiatric Centres in Vellore
Here, it is important to make you conversant with the difference between a 'psychologist' and a 'psychiatrist'. These terms are used interchangeably as both deal with psychotherapy. However, there is a marked difference between the two professionals.A psychiatrist has a degree in medicine and is a physician with training in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness while a psychologist has a doctoral-level degree in Psychology subject.
Some more Psychiatric Centres in Vellore are mentioned below.
Apollo KH Hospital Ranipet - Vellore Bypass Road Melvisharam - 632509 (Near Ranipet on the Chennai- Bangalore Highway) Vellore district Phone: +91 04172 269581-85, 269366 (Emergency) Fax: +91 04172 269131 Website: www.apollohospitals.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethesda Hospital P B No. 56, Ambur, Vellore Vellore,Tamil Nadu Phone: 04174-242131 Fax: 04174-245231
ESI Vellore Government Hospital GPH Road,Officers Line, Near Raja Theatre, Vellore- 632001 Phone: (0416) 2223052, (0416) 2223062 Mobile: 9443352572 Public Information OfficerPhone: 95416 2223052 Dr.V.Palani Buvaneshwari DGOPhone: 95416 2223052