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US Citizen Psychiatric Liason and Crisis Intervention Center

This service assures high quality psychiatric treatment for US citizens in cooperation with the US Army Health Service in Germany. It aims at providing psychiatric inpatient and outpatient care for US soldiers and relatives in particular in Southern Germany. Specialists in trauma treatment and care of depression, drug dependence and psychosis dedicate their work to a structured treatment programme including psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment.

 

General Inpatient Service

  • Main psychiatric diagnostic and treatment procedure in English language
  • Selected medical and psychological staff (USC-PLACIC core staff) with specific treatment experience and advanced language skills
  • Personal nurse
  • Continuous psychotherapeutic treatment with same therapist during change of ward
  • 3 specified wards considering individual patient´s needs
    • Intensive care ward with secured area and 24-hours patient monitoring (ward A)
    • Intermediate care ward(wards C/H)
  • Daily report to US Army Liason representative (if required)
  • Release of comprehensive medical letter in English language
    • ICD-10 diagnoses
    • Short clinical summary of diagnostic and therapeutic process
    • Treatment recommendations (medication given as generics)
  • Full medical letter in German language
  • American television (comfort care, in preparation)
  • Internet access (comfort care)
  • Physical training (in cooperation with US Army, in preparation)

Inpatient Service

Crisis intervention (approx. 2 – 7 days)

  • 1 psychiatric-psychotherapeutic emergency and crisis intervention (approx. 60´)
    per weekday if applicable
  • Pharmacological treatment initiation
  • Full psychiatric and psychotherapeutic advanced standard service

Advanced standard service (duration as needed and permitted)

  • Standardized psychiatric diagnostic procedure
  • Standardized physical diagnostic procedure focusing on symptoms of Internal Medicine and Neurology
  • Standardized, diagnosis-specific rating of symptom severity and treatment outcome (in preparation)
  • Standardized technical diagnostic procedure including lab test, ECG, EEG, actigraphy
  • 1 first-day psychiatric-psychotherapeutic emergency and crisis intervention (approx. 60´)
  • Psychiatric and psychotherapeutic service according to good clinical practice including all available psychiatric and psychotherapeutic interventions
  • Consultancy diagnostic and therapeutic procedures by medical experts available
    at Social Foundation Bamberg
  • 1 psychiatric visit and 1 treatment intervention by chief of hospital or senior physician per day (weekdays)
  • 1 psychiatric visit and 1 treatment intervention by senior physician and/or physician per day (weekdays)
  • 1 psychiatric visit and 1 treatment intervention by senior physician per day (weekends)
  • 1 – 3 psychiatric-psychotherapeutic interventions (approx. 45´) per week if applicable
  • 2 relaxation treatment sessions per week if applicable (minimum of 3 patients available)
  • 2 psychotherapeutic group treatment interventions per week if applicable (minimum of 3 patients available)
  • 1 partly supervised physical training session in fitness center per weekday
  • 1 supervised physical training session in training hall or external hospital area per weekday (in preparation)
  • Specific treatment approaches according to individual needs (list of services in German language attached)
  • 1 team discussion including physicians and nursing staff per day (weekdays)
  • 1 team discussion including all professions per week

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Contact

Prof. Dr. med. Göran Hajak, MD, PhD (GER), MBA
Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Social Foundation Bamberg - Klinikum am Michelsberg
St.-Getreu-Straße 18,  96049 Bamberg, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)951 503-20001
Fax: + 49 (0)951 503-21009
E-Mail: goeran.hajak@sozialstiftung-bamberg.de

Michael Klink, MD (Coordinator)
Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Social Foundation Bamberg - Klinikum am Michelsberg
St.-Getreu-Straße 18, 96049 Bamberg, Germany

Phone:+49 (0)951 503-26114
E-Mail: michael.klink@sozialstiftung-bamberg.de