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NIMHANS Hospital Bangalore

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a pioneer  government hospital of the Bangalore city in Mental Health and Neuro Sciences. It is a is a multidisciplinary Institute for excellent academic pursuit and patient care in the area of mental health and Neuro Sciences.  It is an autonomous body that was established in the year 1974, with the amalgamation of Mental Hospital and All India Institute of Mental Health (under Government of India).

NIMHANS Hospital Bangalore

Procedure for Patient Registration in Out Patient Department (OPD)

Patients can get registered  at the Screening block in the Outpatient Department (between 8.00 am and 11.30 am, Monday through Saturday). Patients who  produce a reference letter to a particular faculty will get preference for registration. Patients who are visiting for the first time are evaluated by a General Medical Officer here and he determines the nature of illness. The patient is subsequently referred to the appropriate specialty within the institute.

At the sub-specialty clinics, patients are seen only after seeking a prior appointment.

Departments at NIMHANS Hospital Bangalore

  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Mental Health Education
  • Neuro anesthesia
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Neuromicrobiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurovirology
  • Nursing
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology   

In patient and out patient clinical services in Neurosurgery department

Emergency and Causality

  • These services are available 24 hours a day
  • These services are supported by junior, senior residents and a faculty member
  • The casualty block has 3 areas
  • In total ten beds are available for patients under observation, who need an admission on the short-term emergency basis

Out Patient services

  • These are run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from morning 9.00 A.M
  • In Patient services
  • There are 123 beds available for the patients admitted for surgery
  • For postoperative patients 10 beds are available
  • A  fully armed intensive care facility is available. Ten neurosurgical patients can be admitted and managed here at a time.
  • The ICU facility includes monitor, equipment to monitor intracranial pressure and modern ventilator for each patient. It is observed by a resident neuroanaesthetist and a neurosurgeon 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • There are 6 operation theatres out of which one is reserved always only for emergencies.

Clinical Services of the Dept of Psychiatry

Out-patient services:

  • Consultation-Liasion Psychiatry, Neuro-psychiatric Extension Clinics at five centres and Special Clinics related to Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
  • Metabolic Disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry, Perinatal Psychiatry and Tobacco Cessation Clinic.
  • Centralized services for Modified Electroconvulsive therapy, EEG, Intensive Care facilities
  • Walk-in-clinic for diagnostic screening, Family Psychiatry Centre, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Centre
  • Mental Retardation Clinic, Community Mental Health Services, De-addiction Centre , Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre.

Special Clinics at NIMHANS

To cater to the special need of patients ailing from the neurological disorders, NIMHANS operates special clinics under its administration these are:
  • Centre for Addiction Medicine
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Services
  • Family Psychiatry Centre
  • Genetic Counseling and Testing Clinic (GCAT)
  • Geriatric Clinic
  • NIMHANS Centre for Well Being
  • OCD Clinic
  • Parkinson Disorder and Movement Disorder Clinic
  • Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic
  • Psychology Clinic
The institute is also a home to a well maintained library with a huge pool of academic books and journals. One can have access to these e-journals and online text database even from outside the campus, with a permission from the institute. The institute also provides the facility of online public access to the catalogs.

Contact Information for Hospital services

Address:
Hosur Road, Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore, KA 560029
Phone:080 2699 5000
   
Resident Medical Officer
Dr. V. S. Chandrashekar
Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560029
Phone: (Office) +91-80-26995203 / 26995204; (Res) 26995070 / 26561651
Email: rmo@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Medical Superintendent
Dr. V.L. Sateesh
Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560029
Phone: (Office) +91-80-26995201 / 26995255
Email: ms@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Deputy Medical Superintendent
Dr. C. R. Chandrashekar
Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560029
Phone: (Office) +91-80-26995255
Email: crc@nimhans.kar.nic.in

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