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PHCC opens Older Adult Integrated Psychiatry Clinic in Umm Slal Health Center

07 Nov 2022

Umm Slal HC
As part of PHCC’s commitment to Qatar National Mental Health Strategy, the healthcare provider has introduced a new Older Adult Integrated Psychiatry Clinic in Umm Slal Health Center. 

This expansion of Mental Health services in PHCC offers services for patients aged 65 years and older with a significant functional illness such as depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, sleep disorders, schizophrenia, dementia as well as those with cognitive impairment who also suffer from mental illnesses.

As part of the delivery of the long-term Plan of The Qatar Mental Health Strategy, PHCC is committed to achieving improvements in access and treatment for older adults within all appropriate mental health services.

PHCC advised that mental health is just as important for seniors as it is for any other age group, while most have good mental health, many older adults are at risk of developing mental and neurological disorders. through this new and integrated models Psychiatry Clinic PHCC team will be able to provide not only access to care a more proactive role in meeting the mental health needs of these patients and potentially to prevent deterioration of their existing condition.

If you feel that you or a family member need support from any of the above services, speak to your family physician to request a referral. The PHCC team will complete a thorough assessment to ensure that you are referred to the right services to provide you with a care plan to support your needs. 

This clinic is an expansion of existing Mental Health services at PHCC, including  the Integrated Psychiatry Service provided in Al Thumama, Qatar University, Rawdat al Khail and Al Wajbah Health Centers, The Adult ADHD clinic in Rawdat Al Khail Health Center and the Psychology Support Service provided at Leabaib, Al Thumama, Al Wajbah, Rawdat Al Khail and Qatar University Health Centers.

Patients presenting with delirium symptoms, acute medical or psychiatric illness as well as those presenting a risk to other should seek emergency intervention.