Clinical Services

Information about our Outpatient & Inpatient Treatment Programs

Home Clinical Services

Out-Patient Timings

 OCD clinic functions on all Tuesdays between 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM.
 Please report to OCD clinic between 9.00AM to 11.00 AM.
 Registration for consultation closes at 11:00 AM.
 No prior appointment is required. It is a walk-in clinic.
 The clinic is busy and you must be prepared to wait for your turn.

Hospital Rules

 Registration in the OCD clinic is essential prior to admission. Requirement for inpatient care will be determined by the doctors after detailed evaluation.
 During hospital stay, a family member is required to stay with the patient. In some special circumstances, patient may stay alone but suitability for admission without an attendant will be determined by the OCD clinic team.

Hosptial Charges and Room Allotment

Kindly consult the following NIMHANS webpage for details regarding admission procedure, room allotment, guest house availability, and hospital charges:
 NIMHANS Inpatient Care
 NIMHANS Special Wards
 Guest House Availability

Patients coming to NIMHANS for the first time are registered at the Screening block in the Outpatient Department (OPD) between 8.00 AM and 11.00 AM. Please register at the screening block of the OPD complex before consulting at the OCD clinic. You will be directed to the clinic after registration. Inform at the registration desk that you have come to consult at the OCD clinic. This will prevent delay in reaching the clinic. It is advisable to register before 9 AM so that there is enough time for detailed evaluation.

Please note that your initial assessment will be carried out by a junior resident or a mental health professional before you meet the consultant (s) of the clinic. This is the standard procedure of the clinic. Detailed evaluation may take up to 2-3 hours.

Following services are offered for In-Patients:

  • Detailed evaluation
  • Medication treatment
  • Cognitive behavior therapy/behavior therapy.

Usual length of stay for intensive inpatient treatment of OCD that includes medications and cognitive behavior therapy is about 6-8 weeks. Some patients may require an even longer stay..

Inpatient treatment is generally recommended for those :

  • who are not responding satisfactorily to outpatient treatment
  • who have other co-occurring psychiatric disorders that may complicate or interfere with the treatment of OCD
  • with severe OCD