Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Monthey - Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Pool
The Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Pool constitute a group of public institutions providing skills and resources related to mental health and to psychiatry-psychotherapy, whose mission it is to promote mental health, and to prevent and to treat mental suffering amongst the citizens of the Valais romand.
Hospital psychiatric services are provided at the Hôpital de Malévoz in Monthey as well as in the psychiatry for elderly persons units of the Clinics of St-Amé in Saint-Maurice and of Sainte-Claire in Sierre.
Hospital psychiatric services for children and adolescents are provided within the framework of the Sierre Hospital.
Outpatient community services are also distributed throughout four Specialist Psychiatry-Psychotherapy Centres in Monthey, Martigny, Sion and Sierre. Each of these centres has seven main functions: consultation, medical liaison, day treatment, psychiatric emergencies and work in the community, medical psychology and running the Valais Support Network (Réseau Entraide Valais).
Finally, the Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Pool also include the penitentiary medicine and psychiatric appraisal departments of the Valais romand.
Haut-Valais Psychiatric Centre (PZO)
The Haut-Valais Psychiatric Centre (PZO) provides overall psychiatric care for the population of the Haut-Valais area (around 80,000 inhabitants). This care includes prevention, treatment and support for patients suffering from a mental health problem, for all age groups (children, adolescents, adults, elderly people), population groups and types of diagnosis. The PZO manages acute psychological crises, emergencies (on-call service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and the monitoring of chronic diseases.
The PZO is integrated into Valais Hospital and is organised into several in-house services. As well as three day clinics for adults and elderly people, it also runs an outpatient service for children, adolescents, adults and elderly people.
It provides consultation and liaison services for all the hospital’s departments and for external institutions. In addition, it coordinates, manages and supervises the rehabilitation and integration of individuals suffering from mental health disorders in cooperation with cantonal health and social affairs institutions.