The University Psychiatric Clinics (UPK) Basel are among the leading psychiatric clinics in Switzerland. As part of the public health system in Basel City, we are responsible for providing high-quality, needs-based psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care for adults, children and adolescents, regardless of their diagnosis and reason for admission. The proximity to Basel University also means that the UPK Basel can always incorporate the latest medical findings when performing our work. We also develop our own new treatment methods. We have a high-quality range of diagnostic, treatment and care offers in the inpatient, part-time inpatient, outpatient and visiting areas. We work according to the principle of “outpatient before inpatient”. The UPK Basel also perform highly specialised work in the area of forensics.
There are around 300 beds available to patients at the UPK Basel in four specialist clinics. The UPK Basel also operate a low-threshold contact point at Kornhausgasse 7 in the city centre – the acute outpatient department with various offers for adults. The UPK Basel run the Crisis Intervention Station (CIS) at Basel University Hospital and a station for crisis intervention and psychosomatic illnesses at the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB).
The UPK Basel are open clinics. We offer our patients the best and most efficient treatment with few restrictions. The UPK Basel work on the basis of the open door concept. Our goal is to continually improve the treatment of our patients and give them the best possible quality of life.
Michael Rolaz, CEO