Here’s Where You Can Get Free Psychiatric Consultations Around Manila
by Sherry Tadeja, November 08, 2018 4:49pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
The Filipino public has never really dwelled into mental health discussions until the recent years But thankfully, the passing of the Philippine Mental Health Law this year is one giant leap that we are all celebrating about.
And it does get better than that after GMA's iWitness Facebook page reveals that you can get free mental health consultations in these hospitals around Manila.
Philippine General Hospital (PGH)
The PGH Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Department offers a 24-hour free psychiatric consultation. However, you might want to set an appointment ahead as the waitlist is usually long.
Contact Numbers: (02) 554-8400 loc. 2436 or 2440
Location: Manila Astral Tower, 1730 Taft Ave, Ermita, Manila
University of Santo Tomas
The UST Psychotrauma Clinic provides free psychological services such as assessment and evaluation, counseling, and individual or group therapy.
Contact Numbers:(02)406-1611 loc. 4012
Clinic Hours: Tuesdays to Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor, Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Building
Ateneo de Manila University Campus
The Ateneo Center for Family Ministries Foundation (CEFAM) offers free consultations as well as family consultations via their psycho-spiritual approach.
Contact Numbers: (02) 426-4289 to -92 or 0927-8639346
Consultation Hours: Scheduled by appointment
Location: Seminary Drive, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center
Different from the others, ARMMC offers basic consultation and psychotherapeutic techniques. You might want to book an appointment in advance since their registration has a cutoff; morning sessions are from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. while afternoon sessions are from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. only.
Contact Numbers: (02) 941 5854
Consultation Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sumulong Highway Sto. Nino, Marikina
There are also hospitals outside Manila (even out of Luzon) that offer free psychiatric consultation:
Batangas Medical Center
The Batangas Medical Center offers free consultations.
Contact Number: (043)740-8307
Location: Bihi Road, Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas
Cainta Municipal Hospital
Cainta Residents can get free consultations as well as free medication if its available in the hospital.
Contact Number: (02) 696-2604
Location: A. Bonifacio Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Cainta Rizal
Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center
Those in the Visayas need not worry as EVRMC offers free psychiatric consultation and medication.
Contact Number:(053) 321-3129, 321-3363, (053) 321-8724
Location: Magsaysay Blvd, Downtown, Tacloban City, Leyte
Imagine if the government could open such possibility on a wider scale. After all, everyone deserves to get better not just physically, but mentally, too.
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