This portal provides information about the rights and process related to patients in the ambulatory mental health system.
Ambulatory mental health services are outpatient treatments which allow those suffering from mental illness to receive psychiatric help while remaining in the community.
The system includes: clinical therapy, day care services in the community and an emergency unit. The services are provided through governmental and public mental health clinics, day care centers, and Clalit Health Services mental health clinics which accept patients from all health plans (kupot cholim).
Ambulatory Treatment Frameworks
- Information on rights and obligations for patients receiving clinical mental health services
- Confidentiality in mental health care
- Legal representation during compulsory treatment
- Translation of psychiatric committee hearings
- Submitting a complaint regarding mental health services
- The Right to Die with Dignity for a Terminally Ill Ward
- For more rights, see: General Healthcare Rights
Involuntary Ambulatory Treatment
- For a comprehensive categorized listing of organizations offering assistance and support related to mental illness, click here.
Laws and Regulations
- The Treatment of the Mentally Ill Law
- The Patient's Rights Law
- Treatment of the Mentally Ill Regulations, 5752-1992
- Treatment of the Mentally Ill Regulations (Amendment), 5772-2011
- Treatment of the Mentally Ill Regulations (Legal Representation During Compulsory Treatment), 5766-2006