Department of Psychiatry of J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, established in 1974, is the first Psychiatry Department in a Medical College in North Karnataka.

The 30 bedded Psychiatry ward located in KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital, has excellent facilities for in-patient care like isolation beds, separate male/female/pediatric beds.

Modified ECT, Psychological testing, EEG, Activity / Recreation Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy, Behavior therapy & Biofeedback Therapy are available in the department. The faculty includes qualified and experienced Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Social Worker & Counselors.

The department is active in efficient routine and emergency patient care. The department also runs Geriatric (Memory) and De-Addiction Specialty Clinics. The department is actively involved in community services and in creating awareness about Mental Health.

Department is involved in undergraduate training since 1974, and post graduate ( MD psychiatry) training since 2007. MD psychiatry degree recognized by Medical Council of India.