Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital

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About us

Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital was founded in 1955. It is Uganda’s national mental referral, teaching and research hospital with a bed capacity of 550. The hospital offers specialised mental and general outpatient services to the populace. The hospital has a staff establishment of 420 positions. It has five (5) Consultants in Psychiatry.


Community awareness of the importance of a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing as a prerequisite for development and poverty alleviation through reduced mental health problems.


To offer super specialized and general mental health services, conduct mental health training, mental related research and to provide support to mental health care services in the country.