Helios Psychiatry Clinics Hildburghausen
About the hospital
Helios Psychiatry Clinics Hildburghausen is an advanced private centre founded in 1866 with a rich history. As a military hospital, it developed rapidly during the First and Second World Wars and was later requalified for psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care in a modern renovated building in 2014.
The clinic area with 446 beds includes departments for child and adolescent psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychosomatics and neurology. In addition, the dispensary for forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy has 128 beds and a house for people with disabilities with 48 beds. In 2018, the hospital management completed repairing the departments of adult and youth psychiatry and opened a professional psychosomatic and psychotherapy clinic with a day hospital.
Helios Clinics in Hildburghausen are fully licensed to train future psychiatric specialists and nurses. In addition to the activity for medical personnel, the hospital cares about educating patients and the population. Seminars about eating disorders, stuttering, dementia, and cancer are available to the public. To implement the fastest rehabilitation and support team spirit, doctors use additional treatment methods: sports, group walks, picnics, fitness days, rock climbing, and a public reading of authors' books. The Hildburghausen Psychiatry Clinics have an electroconvulsive therapy anaesthesia room, which is an important therapeutic choice for some patients who, despite long periods of psychotherapy and medication, have not been able to get adequate help or for patients with life-threatening conditions.
In addition to psychiatric care, the Helios Medical Centre provides care to neurological patients. The stroke unit, which operates following the specified instructions, received the "Regional Stroke Unit" certificate under the quality standard of the German Stroke Association and the German Stroke Foundation. Furthermore, in 2015, the German Multiple Sclerosis Society certified the neurology clinic as a "Considerable Sclerosis Focus Centre" for the latest treatment methods and careful patient care. According to the interviews' results, the visiting commissions' members for quality control of the stay of psychiatric patients testified that the specialized clinic provides high-quality assistance to people with mental illnesses and is always distinguished by its desire to arrange patients with high-quality diagnosis and therapy.
Does the clinic serve kids?
The clinic offers a wide range of modern diagnostics and various treatments for children and adolescents in the field of psychological health. In addition, physical, art and music therapy, compensatory animal and psychotherapy with certified psychologists reduce the need for medication and future addiction.
What conditions does the neurology department treat?
Neurologists with high-performance rates treat strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, epilepsy, back pain and disc disease, polyneuropathy, headache, vertigo, increased muscle tone, brain tumours or dementia. Modern diagnostics and treatments meet the highest standards.
Is it necessary to be in the hospital all day during the treatment?
Doctors often propose outpatient care or a stay in a day hospital to better support the familiar environment. Treatment typically includes a broad range of services but lacks 24-hour supervision or intensive care. In addition, doctors have a variety of motivational techniques to keep a patient in therapy.
About the city
Hildburghausen is a beautiful city located about halfway between the Rhine mountain ranges and the Thuringian Forest and is heavily wooded with hilly terrain in Germany. In 1353, the Hildburghausen estates were inherited by the Landgrave of Wettin, Friedrich III of Thuringia, and under the Treaty of Leipzig in 1485, they became part of the Ernestine Duchies. A more detailed city history can be found in the local Stadtmuseum.
The city's biggest attraction is the chirotherium monument (Triassic fossil consisting of five-toed dinosaur footprints) in recognition of the first scientific characterisation of the fossil tetrapod. The memorial consists of a wall showing a reconstruction of the original knee-bearing slab on which the definition of tetrapod was based. The original fossils are kept in about 30 collections across Europe. The sandstone in which these traces are preserved is about 240 million years old. Chirotherium was probably a representative of early archosaurs, the ancestors of birds, crocodiles and dinosaurs.
Hildburghausen also has a hospital with a history of more than 150 years. In 1866, a state clinic was established as the "State Asylum, Sanatorium and Home for the Aged of the Duchy-Saxony-Meiningen", with approximately 100 beds. Before, due to the popularity and quality of medical care, the bed fund was gradually increased to 800 beds due to the construction of additional buildings and the purchase of buildings. In 2014, there was a change of ownership to the well-known Helios Group and the name "Helios Fachkliniken Hildburghausen".
Although the city, at first glance, does not have many architectural monuments and a great history, it still attracts with its curiosities and medical services amid forests and mountains. Moreover, the centre of delicious national cuisine with narrow romantic streets and local landscapes will remain in the heart for a long time.