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10 Psychiatric Hospitals and Clinics in Kenya

Psychiatric hospitals and clinics are a valuable resource. Research confirms that support from family and friends is a key part of helping someone who is going through a mental illness. That, combined with a network of medical professionals goes a long way in aiding their recovery process. We have rounded up a list of Hospitals and Clinics in Kenya you can turn to for professional mental health treatment.


1. Kenyatta National Hospital: Mental Health Department

This hospital is currently the largest in terms of referral and teaching in the country.

Tel: 0709 854000 / 0730 643000 / 0722 829500

Fax: +254 20 2725 272

Email: knhadmin@knh.or.ke


2. Provincial General Hospitals / Referral Hospitals

Provincial general hospitals have their own mental health units: Nyeri Provincial General Hospital, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Embu PGH, Rift Valley PGH, Coast PGH, Garissa General Provincial Hospital, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching, and Referral Hospital, and Nyasare PGH.


3. MP Shah Hospital: Mental Health Clinic

MP Shah is open Monday 8:30 am to 11:30 am and Wednesday 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for clients with psychosis, depression, schizophrenia, addictions, etc. The clinic is located on Shivachi Road in the Parklands area, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 20 4291 000 / 0733 606113 / 0733 606752

Email: info@mpshahhosp.org


4. Meridian Health Group: Karatina Recovery Center

A residential rehabilitation and treatment center for mental and behavioral disorders, specifically substance abuse and addiction.

Tel: 0719 802 206

P.O. Box 50443-00200, Nairobi

Email: info@meridianmedicalcentre.com


5. The Outspan Hospital: Psychology Department

The psychology department of Outspan is run with objectives to describe behavior, explain why certain behaviors and processes occur, predict future events, and change behaviors and mental processes.

Services offered include adolescent/youth counseling, grief counseling, VCT/HIV counseling, family and marriage counseling, trauma counseling stress and anger management and psychological assessment. Located along Baden Powell road.

Emergency Line: +254 722696901

Email: info@outspanhospital.org


6. Aga Khan Hospital: Psychiatric Clinic

Aga Khan Kisumu holds a Psychiatry Clinic every Wednesday from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Tel: +254 3662253 or 3740000 ext. 2253


7. Mathari National Teaching & Referral Hospital Nairobi

This is a specialized national referral, training and research public institution in mental health located along Nairobi-Thika road. With an in-house capacity of 700 patients, this is the main training psychiatric hospital in Kenya.

Tel: 0202337694, 020337694


8. The Nairobi West Hospital: Psychiatry Department

Devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders including various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities. Located on Gandhi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: 0722 200 944 / 0734 200 944

Email: enquiry@nairobiwesthospital.com


9. Woodley Clinic

Woodley Clinic, situated in Kibera Constituency, is one of the oldest clinics in Nairobi. The clinic’s work stretches across different areas- early childhood development, mental health at schools, substance abuse, suicide, LGBT mental health, cost-effective biological and psychosocial interventions for mental health and genetics and genomics.


10. Nairobi Parenting Clinic

They have parenting and psychiatric clinic which offers both Parenting and psychiatric solutions. Their packages are curated for adults and kids who suffer from behavioral disorders, substance-related disorders, learning disorders and mental health. (to name a few).

They are located at the KMA CENTRE-3 RD FLOOR 302. Adjacent to the Nairobi Club Kenya, Upper Hill


Here is a list of private psychologists and psychiatrist counselors you may find useful.


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