God's Grace at Thiruvalla

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."


As there is no health without mental health, the psychiatry department is at the core of holistic medical care in Believers church medical college hospital. The vision of our department is “To reduce stigma not support”. With this goal in mind we started out with an outpatient department called the Prashanthi clinic in 2015. However our patient numbers have been steadily increasing and now we are a fully functional department with both outpatient and inpatient facilities. We are now a team of three psychiatrists, a junior doctor, a psychologist and five nurses trained in psychiatric care.

We as a department are well equipped to treat acute and chronic psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia and mood disorders. We also manage childhood behavioural problems like ADHD, autism, learning disability and conduct disorder. We provide both psychological and pharmacological treatment for stress disorders and anxiety disorders. We also have a Navajyothi clinic which is a dedicated deaddiction program for patients with substance misuse problems.


    • Adult and Child Psychiatry services
    • Inpatient deaddiction services (for alcohol and other substance abuse)
    • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry services
    • Emergency Psychiatry services
    • Specialized child Psychiatry
      • Child Guidance Clinics are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month.
Therapies include
    • Pharmacological treatment
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    • Interpersonal Therapy
    • Mindfulness based therapies
    • Family Therapy
    • Marital Therapy
    • de-addiction therapy/programme targeting Alcohol/Nicotine/opioid use disorders “NAVAJYOTI)

Out Patient Department Timings


08:00 am to 4:30 pm

Files can be taken out at the reception from 06:00 am to 12:30 pm

Advance booking can be done, except on Saturdays


08:00 am to 01:00 pm

Walk in from 06:00 am onwards

Monday to Saturday-  Consultants will be on rounds attending to inpatients from 08:00 am till 10 am


No OPD  ( 24X7 Emergency Services )

Telephone Extension

Extension +91-469-2703100   /   101  *1133

Our Doctors

Dr. Chitra Venketeswaran
Dr. Chitra Venketeswaran Professor in Psychiatry and Palliative Care View Profile
Dr. Jaico Paulose
Dr. Jaico Paulose MD View Profile
Dr. Karuna
Dr. Karuna MD, MRCPsych (UK) View Profile
Dr. Cijo Alex
Dr. Cijo Alex MD View Profile
Dr. Sanop Jacob Mammen
Dr. Sanop Jacob Mammen Post Graduate Resident- Psychiatry View Profile

Awards & Accreditation

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