Doctor in charge: Dr. Ela Kianski

Who is the hospitalization section for?

The hospitalization department is at Hadassah Ein Kerem, Mother and Child building, 7th floor. The department is for children and adolescents ages 8-18, who due to the complexity of their mental state, require inclusive and intensive intervening therapy that cannot be given based on clinic visits alone. The department has 10 patients in full care and 2-3 in day care.

Our department recieves patients who suffer from a variety of issues, such as: Eating disorders (including morbid obesity), mood disorders, psychotic states, and complex mental conditions related to physical illnesses.

Services provided in the unit

The hospitalization department extensively evaluates patients condition (phsyically and mentally) in order to provide the best care possible for them.

Based on the decision of the multi-disciplinary team, a variety of treatments can be given in order to advance patients' mental condition. Therapeutical interventions include psychiatric treatment, psychological treatment, evaluation and family therapy, parent counseling, and dietary treatment. Other mediums are also used, such as psychodrama therapy, art therapy, music therapy, bibliotherapy, motion therapy and group therapy.

The department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, besides several days throughout the year (special holidays).

How to contact the unit

One can only come to the department by referral from a professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, family doctor). Most of the hospitalizations are elective. Due to many applications to the unit, there is a waiting period. Hospitalization is free of charge for Israeli citizens who are insured in an HMO. Non-Israelis must pay for their hospitalization.

Secretary: Mrs. Hagit Mazan, Sun-Thu, between 08:00-16:00
Tel.: 02-6779190
Fax: 02-6779170
E-mail: [email protected]

The department team

The department houses a multi-disciplinary team including a medical team, a therapy team, a nursing team, and the Hadassah Experimental School team. If necessary, patients receive medical consultations by doctors from other departments in the hospital.