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

Psychiatry department moved to the newly designed free 30 bedded Psychiatry ward KLES Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital from February 2007. This new ward has excellent facilities for patient care like isolation beds, separate male/female/pediatric beds.

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

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.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching is going on in the department. Medical Council of India recognizes the Post Graduate course “M.D in Psychiatry”.