About Vazhikatti


Making the right choice! Making the decision to seek mental health services is a very personal choice and one that requires much thought and consideration. It is important to receive treatment from people who are not only qualified but who are also comforting, supportive and competent. Unique individualized treatment is here for you at Vazhikatti when you need it the most.

The Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre & Research Institute is a 29-bed, patient-friendly psychiatric hospital in Coimbatore, providing a range of outpatient and inpatient services for serious mental health issues and de-addiction. The Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre is licenced by the Tamilnadu State Mental Health Authority as a Psychiatric Nursing Home and De-addiction Centre in Coimbatore. We have a team of committed psychiatrists with a high level of experience and expertise in the field of mental health.

  • Their commitment to compassionate patient care is strongly supported by a dedicated team of the best clinical psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and mental health nurses to deliver quality mental health care and treatment to their patients. Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre provides state-of-the-art treatment for mental disorders like mania or bipolar disorder, depression including postpartum depression, dementia, OCD, schizophrenia and offers the best de-addiction treatment service in Coimbatore for all kinds of addictions like alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gaming and internet addictions.
  • Vazhikatti also has a team of the best clinical psychologists in Coimbatore, with vast experience in psychological assessments. Vazhikatti Therapist Circle has engaged a team of professionally trained psychiatrists and psychologists who are considered the best psychotherapists in Coimbatore. Over the years, Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre has evolved into a trusted psychiatric hospital in Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu, with a culture of delivering excellent mental health treatment for mental health emergencies and de-addiction, catering to Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Ooty, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, and Dindigul districts.

  • Started in 2002, over 21 years of experience.
  • Multi-Disciplinary team: 6 Psychiatrists, 2 Clinical Psychologists, 2 Counselling Psychologists, 4 Social Workers, 2 Occupational Therapists, and 4 Mental Health Nurses.
  • Leadership: Dr.K.Selvaraj, Professor of Psychiatry, practising since 1993, Former HOD of Psychiatry Department, PSG Medical College.
  • Over the years, Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre has evolved into a trusted psychiatric hospital in Coimbatore.
  • Comprehensive psychiatric services: Emergency care, inpatient care, acute care, outpatient care, day care, home visits, and tele-psychiatry.
  • Specialization: Mental Health Emergencies, Acute Care, De-Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, Dementia.
  • A trusted tertiary care referral centre for other psychiatrists too.
  • Caring culture: treating patients with dignity and kindness
  • 60% of the clinical team are women, for whom caring is spontaneous. (Clinical team comprises of Psychiatrists / Clinical psychologists / Counselling psychologists / Mental health nurses / Social workers / Occupational therapist)
  • 24 x7 In-Patient service for handling mental health emergencies.
  • 29,000+ registered clients as per computerized records
19th June, 1993,
Dr.K.Selvaraj joined in PSG Medical College as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, immediately after his MD (Psychiatry) at Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai.
His evening clinic, at Kumaran Buliding, Cowly Brown road, R.S puram, Coimbatore, which was to evolve as Vazhikatti Mental Health Cenre in later in the years, was also started in 1993.
The birth of the Vazhitatti Team with first psychologist Mr. Jayakumar, joining in. Outstation visits to Namakkal, Karur, Udumalaipet and Tirupur.
Out-Patient Clinic at Nalavind Medical Centre was opened.
Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre and Research Institute was born with full time availability of Dr.K.Selvaraj.
A new centre at Tirupur was started considering the mental health needs of the people in and around Tirupur region.
Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre became a comprehensive psychiatric care hospital with 50+ staff.
A new infrastructure was established with all Out-patient and In-Patient services brought under one roof with a new Vision and Mission.
Hospital started functioning in New building.
Emergency Psychiatry wing started.
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