General acute care outpatient clinic:

Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-15:30, Tel: 0316/385-13616

For emergencies: Mon.-Sun. open 24 hours

Referral: Directly from the general practitioner/specialist, or without a doctor's referral in an emergency.

The General Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic is a point of contact for people with any type of psychological problem. It offers diagnostic testing and outpatient treatment, organizes inpatient admission and acts as an important liaison among other institutions, clinics, external psychosocial institutions, physicians with private practices, psychologists and psychotherapists as well as government authorities.

We also provide treatment for medical conditions in our specialized outpatient clinics(see below).


Inpatient treatment

In addition to general psychiatric diseases, we offer specialized therapy for the following disorders in our main wards: 

  • Ward 1A: eating disorders, affective disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma consequence disorders, dissociative disorders
  • Ward 1B: Chronic depression (focus on psychotherapy, CBASP), other affective disorders, anxiety disorders
  • Ward 2A: Treatment-resistant affective disorders, (electroconvulsive therapy, ketamine therapy)
  • Ward 2B:  Psychosis spectrum disorders
  • Closed inpatient ward: Diseases that pose acute danger to the self and/or others in the context of mental illness such as acute psychotic or manic episodes, acute suicide risk and severe life-threatening eating disorders 

Therapy concepts

Our therapy concepts are multimodal and disorder-oriented.  

In addition to psychopharmacotherapy, which is based on current guidelines, particular importance is attached to psychotherapeutic-psychological treatment (psychodynamic, behavioral, family-systemic, procedures, positive psychology). Disorder-specific treatments such as CBASP (Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for the treatment of chronic depression), schema therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Disorders, psychoeducation and relaxation methods are also used concomitantly in each form of therapy.

Occupational therapy as well as sports and exercise therapy are important daily program points for our patients in the inpatient setting, which are aimed, among other things, at resource orientation and integration, activation, and learning "new" skills that have a positive effect on the illness, such as shaping the daily structure, dealing with stress, the importance of physical activity and health in everyday life as an important factor of psychological stability.

Nutritional counseling and cooking groups are designed to identify any existing harmful eating habits in order to support the curative process through a healthier diet and to provide regular and balanced meals, especially in the case of eating disorders.



The psychiatric consultation team is available to diagnose and treat inpatients with psychiatric symptoms—as complications and also comorbidities—in the somatic clinical areas of the hospital. 


Social Services supports our patients with follow-up care and counseling on financial matters, housing subsidies, registration at psychosocial centers and/or assisted living communities, provision of home care aides, etc., and is always integrated into the treatment team.


Our specialized outpatient clinics may be visited by appointment only.
Appointments: Mon.-Fri. from 8:30-15:00, Tel: 0316/385-13616

Specialized outpatient clinic for bipolar disorders

As a clinical and scientific outpatient clinic, we offer our patients:

  • Specialist treatment
  • Psychoeducation
  • Detailed diagnostic testing for research projects
  • Contact with self-help groups
  • Evening lectures

Medical director: Martina Platzer


The first step in treatment involves assessing the patient’s insight, which is why one important goal is to break the taboo of eating disorders and to destigmatize the disease. We assist you in making decisions and provide information about outpatient therapy options and our special inpatient treatment modality for eating disorders. We also offer telephone and online consultations for patients as well as information and consultations for family members. As part of these consultations, the specialized outpatient clinic coordinates a treatment strategy that is suitable for the individual and the situation and serves as an outpatient screening and follow-up clinic.

Medical director: Theresa Lahousen-Luxenberger


CBASP is an integrative and disorder-specific form of psychotherapy for treating people with chronic depression. "Chronic" depression refers to symptoms of depression that last at least two years without more than two months of improvement in symptoms.

Our therapy services include:

  • Initial interviews to determine whether admission to the inpatient CBASP therapy program is indicated
  • Follow-up care as part of our treatment focus "CBASP in an inpatient setting"
  • Outpatient CBASP group and outpatient CBASP self-help group

Medical director: Helmut Schöggl and Daniela Amberger-Otti


We offer consultations for patients referred by a specialist for electroconvulsive therapy or treatment with esketamine nasal spray. Staff verify that therapy is indicated and discuss the further course of action with patients. The clinic also evaluates and takes care of patients who are planned to receive deep brain stimulation.

Medical director: Anna Holl


For people with psychiatric disorders who wish to become pregnant, we offer:

  • Planning sessions if pregnancy is desired; family members welcome
  • Evaluation of psychopharmacological treatment during a planned pregnancy—benefit/risk assessment of individual substances
  • Closely coordinated monitoring of pregnancies
  • Consultative care during deliveries at the local specialty hospital

Medical director: Alexandra Kohlhammer-Dohr, Frederike Fellendorf

The uniqueness and the added value of our department are the result of the symbiosis between patient care, research and education. The department is jointly operated by the Medical University of Graz and the Styrian Hospital Association (KAGes). This interdisciplinary cooperation between both providers at the University Hospital Graz site is also reflected on our website. More information on patient care can be found at the University Hospital Graz website.