Mental Health Centre (MHC)

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CMC’s Department of Psychiatry, is situated on the Christian Medical College Campus at Bagayam, 7 km south of the main campus. Patients with psychiatric problems may go directly to this department for registration, evaluation and treatment. Both inpatient and outpatient services are available.In order to reach the Mental Health Centre (MHC), take No.1 or 2 town bus from the bus stop near the CMC out-gate which goes to Bagayam. If travelling by personal or hired transport ask for directions to the Bagayam Police station. The Main gate to MHC is next to the Bagayam Police Station.

Nambikkai Nilayam (Facility for children with intellectual disability) A facility for the evaluation and training of children with Intellectual Disability and other neurodevelopmental conditions like Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Specific Learning Disabilities. Here it is essential that atleast one primary caregiver of the child should be present during the first consultation and subsequent care and training. The initial assessment is done with prior appointment only for which

caregivers can contact the office as given below:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit Office
Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College,
Bagayam, Vellore - 632 002, Tamil Nadu.

The facility has a day-care program for families who reside near the centre and an inpatient 24-bed facility for a 3 month intervention program, managed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational therapists, Special educators, Speech therapists and Psychiatric nurses.

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.