Mission of the Addiction Division

  • Ensure the diagnosis and therapeutic care of patients with addiction problems (whether or not they involve substances) by signing up to the national and cantonal policy in the area of addictions, called the “4 pillars" (prevention, harm reduction, treatment and care for individuals).
  • Implement long-term integrated psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment for psychiatric comorbidities associated with addiction by combining, notably, the work of intensive care of the psychiatric crisis and specialized programs (addictions without substance and addictions & families).
  • Support secondary and tertiary prevention of addiction in patients with psychiatric comorbidities.


Adult Psychiatry


Mission of the Adult Psychiatry Division 

Adult psychiatry is the specialty dealing with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in adults.

The Adult Psychiatry Division (SPA) consists of a large number of units that make up the Adult Psychiatry Unit (sectors) and the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit (UPG (FR).

The main missions of the Adult Psychiatry Division (SPA) are care, education and research. These are as follows: 

  • To offer psychiatric, psychosocial and psychotherapeutic treatments to the adult population of the canton of Geneva, as part of its public service mission.
  • To aid in the prevention of mental illness and the psychosocial effects of psychiatric disorders, together with various partners.
  • To contribute to the continuing education of staff.
  • To offer education and training in psychiatry and psychotherapy that meets FMH requirements for postgraduate training and continuing education for doctors.
  • To develop and carry out research in these areas.

These missions are carried out in combination with the specific missions of other divisions in the psychiatry department that also deal with adult patients: Consultative Psychiatry and Crisis Intervention Division (SPLIC), Addiction Division, the Psychiatric Specialties Division and the Penal Medicine Division.

Medical activities

The Adult Psychiatry Unit is organized around in- and outpatient care.

There are 3 sectors (Eaux-Vives, Jonctions, Servette), each of which has an Outpatient Psychiatry and Integrated Psychotherapy Center (CAPPI) consisting of: