Some patients require a more intensive treatment approach than outpatient treatment in the Clinic. Similarly, some patients may benefit from a more structured support when they are discharged from inpatient treatment. In both cases, our Day Care service can help.
Our Day Care Service takes place one or two days per week between 09.00am and 12.30pm. Patients can attend on a single day per week or on both days. The themes vary from week to week and therefore some days may be more suitable for your personal care plan than others. Our day care meetings have been currently postponed, because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Referral to Day-Care
The suitability of Day Care is something that your consultant will discuss with you, if you are already a patient at AX Mental Health Clinic. It may not be suitable for all patients. If your treatment is funded by insurance, it may be covered by your insurer. If you and your doctor feel this would benefit you, you will be referred to our Day Care Team. Patients who are referred directly to Day Care by their personal doctor are first assessed by a consultant psychiatrist to identify areas that need treatment. We also accept patients who self-refer to Day Care, although an initial assessment by a consultant psychiatrist would be required to ensure that it is an appropriate service for their needs.
All patients then meet with a member of the Day Care team to discuss the days to attend. We encourage patients to attend at least once a week. As different days have different themes, there may be certain days which would be particularly appropriate for an individual patient’s care.
On joining the Day Care programme, each patient is allocated a key worker who is the main point of contact. They work collaboratively with the patient and the team to provide a process of continuous assessment. They also offer support, while they set and review your therapeutic and recovery goals. The key worker will form part of a patient’s multi-disciplinary team. This team comprises psychiatrists, nurses and psychologists and other mental health professionals, who all work together to bring a unique range of experience and expertise to the treatment of each patient. The whole team actively supports patients in their goal to recovery.
For more information or for any questions regarding the day programme, please call +30 2810 232401 and ask to speak to a member of the team.