The Department of Mental Health provides psychiatric and mental health support for patients of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center who are under other clinical services in the hospital and being a Tertiary Care Center, we have accepting referrals from other hospitals based on chronically handicapped mentally-ill patients. Our services covers also transplant conditions including Liver Transplant, Renal Transplant, Lung and Heart Transplant, as well Oncology services. The clinical service provided will be complemented by a commitment to destigmatizing mental illnesses, educating and teaching healthcare providers, engaging in relevant research and maintaining the highest international standard.

Goals & Objectives 

The goals and objectives of the Department of Mental Health are as follows:

  1. To provide timely diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for patients of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, i.e. tertiary care patients or otherwise eligible.
  2. To make Psychiatric services accessible to the hospital clinical population.
  3. To increase acceptability of Psychiatric services through education and destigmatization of mental illnesses.
  4. To provide post graduate education for physicians and training in mental health for healthcare providers and teaching to medical students at AlFaisal University.
  5. To conduct clinical research with emphasis on mental health on patients in tertiary care setting.

Overview of Service

  1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  2. General (Adult) Psychiatry
  3. Consultation/Liaison Service
  4. Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology
  5. Education for Undergraduate and Students from AlFaisal University
  6. Educational Training for Residents from Saudi Council for Health Specialties Program.

Types and Ages of Patients Served

  1. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:    3 – 18 years
  2. Adult Psychiatry:                           18 years and above
    - All patients with psychiatric diagnosis.
    - All medical patients with temporary Psychiatric problems.

Scope and Complexity of Patient Care Needs

  1. Provide outpatient services (screening, diagnosing and treating) for patients referred from outside of the hospital and within the hospital.
  2. Provide consultation and emergency psychiatric services to the hospital.
  3. Provide outpatient evaluation and treatment for Protocol patients.


Availability of Staff and other Resources

  1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry :                  2 Permanent & 2 Part-time Psychiatrists
  2. Adult Psychiatry :                                             3 Permanent & 1 Part-time Psychiatrists

with sub-specialization:

  1. General Psychiatry
  2. Psychiatry Mood Disorder
  3. Psychiatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder



Accreditations & Awards