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Emergency psychiatry and Intensive care

The Emergency psychiatry and Intensive care department was established in 2003 in a renovated hospital building with the aim to admit
acutely disturbed patients in need of acute diagnostics and intensive care. The department consists of:
  • Intensive care unit
    10 beds, admission of agitated and aggressive patients, the average length of stay is 16 days and if a patient needs prolonged treatment, they would be transferred to one of the departments within the hospital.
  • Emergency unit
    32 beds, adult patients from all diagnostic entities who are coming to psychiatric treatment for the first time, or those who are agitated and suicidal.
  • First psychosis unit
    32 beds, patients aged 18  – 40 years who are experiencing first episode of psychosis and those who are in treatment for less than 3 years. The average length of stay is 45 days. Activities within the department include diagnostics, pharmacological treatment, education, occupational therapy, socio-therapy and sports. After being discharged from the hospital, patients continue the treatment in intensive Day care unit, and as outpatients.
– unit / hospital:
Psychiatric clinic Vrapče, Dept. for Diagnostics and Intensive Care
– address, website:
Bolnička cesta 32, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
– length:
2-6 weeks (could be adjusted individually)
– periods available:
all year
– requirements:
no special requirements
– language:
Croatian/English
-accommodation:

We are offering free accommodation for trainees who are participating in programs at the Psychiatric clinic Vrapče, address: Bolnička cesta 32, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
With host: no.