Psychiatric Hospitals In South Africa

What is a Psychiatric Hospital?

Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental health hospitals, or behavioral health hospitals are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of severe mental disorders,

including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, dissociative identity disorder, major depressive disorder, and others. 

Psychiatric Hospitals In South Africa

Sterkfontein Hospital

Address: Sterkfontein Sterkfontein Road, Krugersdorp, 1739 Gauteng, 1739, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes at 9 pm

Phone: +27 11 951 8000

Mediclinic Denmar Mental Health Services

Address: 507 Lancelot Rd, Garsfontein, Pretoria, 0081, South Africa

Hours: Open 24 hours

Number of beds: 170

Phone: +27 12 998 6062

Founded: 1951

Valkenberg Hospital

Address: Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 21 440 3111

Founded: 1890

Number of beds: 370 (170 acute)

How many mental hospitals are there in South Africa?

There are 23 mental hospitals in the country, providing a total of 18 beds per 100,000 population (provincial range: 8-39).

How much do mental health services cost in South Africa?

The study found that South Africa’s public mental health expenditure in the 2016/17 financial year was USD 615. 3 million,

representing 5.0% of the total public health budget (provincial range: 2.1–7.7% of provincial health budgets) and USD13.