Consultant Psychiatrist: Dr. Sandeep. B, MBBS, DPM, MD (Psych).
Out-patient Registration Timings : Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am-12.30pm, and Saturday 8 am-10.30am at Karigiri Hospital (10km away from the Katpadi Railway Station).
: Tuesday and Friday: 8 am-10.30am at Katpadi Clinic (Paul Brand Integrated Health Centre or PBIHC), Old Katpadi (between Chittoor Bus stand and VIT).
In-patient Services : General wards and private rooms are available in the Karigiri Hospital.
Clinical Psychologist is available from Monday morning till Saturday noon in the Karigiri Hospital.
At Karigiri Hospital, there is a separate Department with Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist for treating mental health (psychiatric) problems as out-patients as well as in-patients.
Some problems need only counselling, whereas some other problems require medicines as well as counselling. At this centre more emphasis is given on counselling (psychotherapy). Only if needed, medicines are prescribed in the minimum effective dosage.
Deaddiction is given for those who are dependent on alcohol, beedi or cigarette smoking, tobacco chewing and other drugs. Deaddiction Clinic is there on all Wednesdays.
A Counselling / Suicide Helpline is also functional.
treat every patient as a whole person, integrating biological, psychological, social as well as spiritual perspectives and interventions according to the needs of each individual’s socio-cultural background.
bring about a Christian approach to mental health problems.
give more emphasis on psychotherapy (counselling) and tries to maintain the patients on the minimum effective dosage of medicines whenever needed.
conduct teaching and practical sessions on Psychiatry and Psychotherapy to students in nursing, paramedical, theological and MSW (Master of Social Work) courses from various universities.
conduct classes on Ethics for the student community of the institution.
cater to the psychiatric needs of patients referred from other departments.