Government Mental Health Centre, Kozhikode right from its inception in the colonial period in 1872 is committed to the promotion of mental health and has a legacy of 150 years of devotion towards the mentally ill. GMHC is one of the 3 speciality hospitals in psychiatry under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala. Situated in the heart of Kozhikode city at Kuthiravattom, the hospital is easily accessible for the public by road and rail. The campus is spread across 22 acres of land and houses 9 wards, pay ward, de-addiction ward, administrative building and other infrastructure facilities with ample space for outdoor recreation for the patients. The heritage building that has stood the test of time and the lush greenery makes the campus unique.
The bed strength of the hospital is 474 and on an average 3000 patients are treated every month as outpatients. The hospital works round the clock with 24 hours admission and emergency services. The hospital under the able and proactive leadership of its current Superintendent Dr. N. Rajendran and an excellent multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists , doctors from other specialities, Clinical Psychologists , Psychiatric Social workers and nursing staff along with other supportive staff provides all modern treatment facilities for patients such as Modified ECT , Oral Ketamine Therapy, Biofeedback Therapy , Play Therapy etc. District Mental Health Programme provides community mental health services . GMHC is affiliated to the National Board of Examinations and runs the DNB Programme in Psychiatry and also provides academic training for Students of Medicine, Nursing, Clinical Psychology , Social Work and Pharmacy. The hospital works in close co-operation with the District Administration, Social Justice Department Govt. Medical College, IMHANS, District Legal Services Authority , Various PsychoSocial Rehabilitation Centres , Volunteers and Wellwishers and works not only towards the treatment of mentally illness but towards the promotion of mental health inorder to facilitate every human being to live their life to the fullest extent.
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