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In-patient care

Are you about to be staying at our hospital as an in-patient? Here, you can find all the necessary information about the wards, making appointments and organisational procedures from admission to discharge.

General overview

The Würzburg Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy has a total of 146 in-patient and 55 day-care places, which are distributed among six main wards, a protective intensive care unit and three day-care facilities. Of the 146 in-patient places, 75 places are reserved for general psychiatric treatment and 16 places for psychotherapy. We also offer 16 in-patient treatment places each for gerontopsychiatry and addiction medicine.


Registration for in-patient admission is usually done by the attending physician in private practice after consulting with us by phone: +49 931 201-77800.

The opening hours of the administration office are

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 16:00
Wednesday from 7:30 to 15:30 and
Friday from 7:30 to 1:30

Documents can also be sent by fax: +49 931 201-77840.

Registration for addictions

The registration for an in-patient withdrawal is arranged directly with ward 4-West by the patient. After a preliminary outpatient consultation, the admission will then take place at the scheduled date.

Phone: +49 931 201- 76300

Registration for psychotherapy

Registration for in-patient treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders or eating disorders is made directly on ward 5-East by the patients themselves. The admission date is set only after a preliminary outpatient consultation.

Phone: +49 931 201-76200

In case of emergency

In case of acute emergencies, the doctor on duty can be reached via the reception desk around the clock.

Phone: +49 931 201-76050

A personal appearance at the intensive care unit is also possible in acute emergencies.


On each ward between 16 and 23 patients are cared for by an interdisciplinary treatment team. The team in each case consists of doctors, psychologists and specially trained nursing staff, supplemented by specialists from the fields of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, art or music therapy and social work. On request, we can arrange meetings with the spiritual welfare service.

The wards

The assignment of patients to the six main wards is based on the respective medical condition. Patients are accommodated in modern and well-lighted single, double or triple rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with toilet.

On each ward there is a common room with a television. In addition, wireless Internet access is available for a small fee across the entire hospital premises.

Intensive care unit

The psychiatric intensive care unit accommodates up to 23 patients who require particularly intensive care. In the further course of the therapy, the patients are then referred to the appropriate main wards, depending on their symptoms.

Responsible senior physician: Dr. med. Micha Gawlik
Head of nursing: Holger Spielberg
Direct dial: Phone: +49 931 201-76700
E-Mail: ps_a1f@ ukw.de

Ward 3-Ost

Ward 3-Ost focuses primarily on the care of patients with depression. The individually tailored therapy concept for a maximum of 23 patients includes drug therapy, psychotherapeutic and stimulative procedures and special therapeutic offers.

Responsible senior physician: Dr. med. Georg Ziegler
Head of nursing: Petra Vogel
Direct dial: Phone: +49 931 201-76600
E-Mail: ps_3ost@ ukw.de

Ward 3-West

Ward 3-West with 23 beds is our main ward for bipolar affective disorders. It is a ward certified by the German Society for Bipolar Disorders (DGBS), where bipolar disorders are treated according to guidelines. A comprehensive and integrated therapy concept is offered for all affected patients.

Responsible senior physician: Dr. med. Matthias Nieberler

Head of nursing: Gönül Ort
Direct dial: Phone: +49 931 201-76500
e-mail: ps_3west@ ukw.de

Our telephone consultation hours at +49 931 201-76386 take place on Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Please note that this is not an emergency number. In urgent emergencies, please contact the service telephone of our clinic at phone: +49 931 201-76050.

Further information can be found in the flyer about the clinical focus on bipolar-affective disorders.

Ward 4-Ost

On ward 4-Ost with 23 beds, patients with psychosis conditions and various forms of dementia are treated. There is a close network with the outpatient clinic for dementia.

Responsible senior physician: Dr. med. Martin Lauer
Head of nursing: Pia Schrank
Direct dial:  Phone: +49 931 201-76400
E-Mail: ps_4ost@ ukw.de

Ward 4-West

Ward 4-West focuses on the treatment of patients with addiction problems. Of the 21 therapy places, 16 are intended for qualified withdrawal treatment for people suffering from alcohol or drug addiction.

Responsible senior physician: Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych. Stefan Unterecker
Head of nursing: Jeannette Donat
Direct dial: Phone: +49 931 201-76300
E-Mail: ps_4west@ ukw.de

Ward 5-Ost

With 16 beds, ward 5-Ost specialises in the psychotherapeutic treatment of people with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders or eating disorders. The therapeutic focus lies on behavioural therapy. For the care of mothers with post-partum depression, we have the possibility of admitting children up to the age of seven months as part of our mother-child concept.

Responsible senior physician: Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Unterecker

Head of nursing: Yvonne Wagner
Direct dial: Phone: +49 931 201-76200
E-Mail: ps_5ost@ ukw.de

Ward 5-West

Ward 5-West is available primarily for patients who are entitled to elective medical services by the chief physician and a stay in a 2-bed room as part of their health insurance. The entire spectrum of psychiatric diseases is covered on 16 therapy places. On request, mothers can be admitted and treated here together with their infants.

Responsible senior physician: Dr. med. Georg Ziegler

Head of nursing: Adrian Tierney
Direct dial: Phone: +49 931 201-76100
E-Mail: ps_privat@ ukw.de

The hospital's own patient library provides access to non-fiction and light fiction twice a week. A cafeteria with seating in the inner courtyard is open to all outpatients and inpatients and their visitors. The hospital garden and the adjacent vineyards offer the opportunity for long walks in nature.

What to bring?

Please bring with you to inpatient admission:

  • Insurance card
  • Referral from your doctor
  • Medication plan
  • Doctor's letters
  • Power of attorney and living wills
  • all previous diagnostic findings and older ones, too


The discharge is discussed and timed in advance together with the patient. In the case of inpatient stays lasting longer than two weeks, it is possible, after consultation with the attending physician, to have a “stress test” at home over the weekend. If there is a clear improvement, the inpatient treatment can also be continued in a partial inpatient or outpatient therapy. On the day of discharge, you will receive a provisional doctor's letter and an updated medication plan.

Further information

Comprehensive information on the various topics from A-Z is available in our Service ABC for inpatients and their relatives (in German).

Responsible senior physician


Mediation and information

Phone: +49 931 201 76050
Fax: +49 931 201-77550


Phone: + 49 931 201-77800
E-Mail: ep_poli@ ukw.de 

In-patient care
Phone: +49 931 201-76050
E-Mail: ep_poli@ ukw.de 

Clinic directorate

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Deckert

Secretary´s office
Phone: +49 931 201-77010
Fax: : +49 931 201-77020
E-Mail: ps_sekr@ ukw.de 


Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums | Margarete-Höppel-Platz 1 | 97080 Würzburg | Deutschland