The Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI) is a psychiatric-psychotherapeutic research institute and university medical clinic in Mannheim. As an internationally renowned centre for research in psychiatry, psychotherapy and neuroscience, ZI contributes to a better understanding of mental disorders, developing new treatments, and improving the societal situation of people with mental illnesses. The clinics, outpatient departments and teenage centres of the ZI treat individuals with all types of mental disorders.
As one of seven centres for psychiatry in Baden-Württemberg, the PZN plays a key role in providing care for adult patients with mental and psychosomatic illnesses in the Rhein-Neckar, Neckar-Odenwald and northern Karlsruhe districts. Founded in 1905 and over the course of its eventful history, the institution has developed into a powerful public-law institution with a wide range of medical and social services. For needs-based patient care close to home, the psychiatric hospital offers a variety of inpatient, partial inpatient and outpatient services at its main location in Wiesloch and at four other locations. The five PZN clinics cover the specialisms of general psychiatry, psychosomatics, geriatric psychiatry, addiction therapy and forensic psychiatry. An outpatient centre and a psychiatric residential home complement the services. The PZN employs around 1,800 staff (1,250 full-time equivalents) from 55 professional groups, including around 750 in nursing.
Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the most important medical centres in Germany and the Heidelberg University Medical Faculty in Heidelberg is one of Europe's internationally renowned biomedical research institutions. Their common goal is to develop innovative diagnostics and therapies and implement them rapidly for patients. The hospital and faculty employ around 13,700 people and are committed to training and qualification. In more than 50 clinical departments with almost 2,000 beds, approximately 80,000 patients are treated as inpatients and partial inpatients, and more than 1 million patients are treated on an outpatient basis every year.
Together with the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and German Cancer Aid, Heidelberg University Hospital has established the National Centre for Tumour Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, the leading oncological centre in Germany. In addition, Heidelberg University Hospital, together with DKFZ and Heidelberg University, operates the Hopp Children's Cancer Centre (KiTZ), a unique therapy and research centre for oncological and haematological diseases in childhood and adolescence in Germany. The Heidelberg Curriculum Medicinale (HeiCuMed) is at the forefront of medical education programmes in Germany. Currently, around 3,500 prospective doctors are studying and doing their doctorates at the Medical Faculty in Heidelberg.