Haut-Valais Psychiatric Centre
The Haut-Valais Psychiatric Centre (PZO) provides comprehensive psychiatric care for the population of Haut-Valais (around 80,000 inhabitants). This care includes the prevention, treatment and support of patients with mental health issues, across all age ranges (children, adolescents, adults, elderly people), population groups and diagnoses. The PZO manages acute mental crises, emergencies (24-hour on-call service) and the monitoring of chronic diseases.
The PZO is integrated into Valais Hospital, and is divided into several in-patient departments. In addition to three day clinics for adults and elderly people, it also runs an outpatient clinic for children, adolescents, adults and elderly people.
It provides a consultation and liaison service for all the hospital’s departments and any external institutions. In addition, it coordinates, directs and manages the rehabilitation and integration of patients suffering from mental health conditions in cooperation with cantonal health and social affairs institutions.