Founded in 1845, Privatklinik Wyss is the oldest private psychiatric clinic in Switzerland and is still owned by the sixth generation of the founding family. It now possesses a performance mandate from the canton of Berne. Some 90 inpatient beds are available at the clinic’s primary location in Münchenbuchsee, with another 18 beds provided at the PSOMA Bern (department of psychosomatics and psychotherapy) in Berne. A day clinic with 24 places offers three and five-day programmes during the week. Privatklinik Wyss also provides outpatient services in Berne (Lindenhofspital) and Biel (Hirslandenklinik Linde). This chain of treatment (outpatient – semi-inpatient – inpatient) ensures that the individual needs can be met and it establishes a high degree of continuity of care from a single source. The Münchenbuchsee location also offers inpatient crisis intervention services.
On an outpatient basis, we additionally provide treatment in the specialist areas of psycho-oncology and psycho-bariatrics.
Around 300 qualified members of staff work to ensure the provision of a comprehensive range of treatments and accommodation services, with a focus on the following areas:
- Depressive disorders and burnout
- Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Crisis intervention
- Addictive disorders (alcohol, medications)
- Psychological problems of early old age
- Eating disorders (bulimia, obesity)
- Sleep disorders
- Self-confidence training
- Training of emotional competence in cases of emotional instability and post-traumatic stress disorder
Patients with all psychological disorders are accepted as a rule, regardless of place of residence (canton, country) and insurance status. The specialist medical and psychological therapies available on an individual basis, as well as the wide range of workshops and group psychotherapy options, serve to facilitate comprehensive and sustainable treatment with the aim of achieving reintegration into active life. This is further supported by in-house clinical social services and other services on offer.