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Where to get help in Uganda

Public Health Facilities

In Uganda, mental health care in government facilities is free. You can see a mental health professional at Bosa Mental Health Clinic, Mulago Hospital, or Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital in Kampala. 

The outpatient departments are open between 8 am and 5 pm between Monday and Friday 

Outside of these hours, mental health professionals at Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital are available to provide care in an emergency.

You will not be charged for your appointment or any medication costs. 

Outside of Kampala, district hospitals may be able to provide some care for people with mental health challenges or will refer you to Kampala for specialist care. 


Non-governmental organizations 


Mental Health Uganda 

Provides free counseling by professional counsellors.  Please call them using their toll-free number 0800212121


We are seeking to create an up to date list of resources available to people facing mental health challenges in Uganda.

Does your organization  offer support but isn't listed here? Please contact us to let us know.  This information was all true when this page was written in March 2023. If you have any difficulty accessing the services listed above, please contact us.

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