What we stand for

At Akeso, we care.

We care about the dignity of our patients and all members of the Netcare family. We care about the participation of our people and our partners in everything we do. We engage everyone with empathy and respond with acts of compassion in all interactions with our patients and their families.

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Psychiatric intervention unit

Medical crises are not always physical in nature. According to the South African Federation of Mental Health (SAFMH), approximately 20% of South Africans suffer from a psychiatric illness, making psychiatric disorders the third highest contributor to the local burden of disease, after HIV and other infectious diseases.

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Self-assessment tools

The self-assessment tools are simple yes/no questions that can help you understand if you, or a loved one, may need assistance with what you’re experiencing. There are 5 self-assessment tools to choose from.

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News hub

CPD & Community events

Media releases

COVID-19 pandemic likely to leave many South Africans traumatised

Challenge posed by post-traumatic stress syndrome requires urgent addressing

16/07/2020 02:34 PM

Mental health care cannot stop for COVID-19
Strict precautions equip Cape Town mental health facilities for safe admissions

14/07/2020 08:55 AM

For alcoholics, going ‘cold turkey’ may have serious physical and psychological consequences

Severe alcohol withdrawal could last days, weeks and even months

22/05/2020 04:23 PM

Additonal Information


Akeso mental health facilities accept patients both on professional and personal referrals, which means that while we of course accept referrals from general practitioners, psychologists...

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Medical schemes

To ensure cost effective, accessible and quality care we work closely with all major medical aid schemes. In most instances, all clinical costs, including...

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