Davao Mental Hospital to get upgrade

Jun. 17, 2009

DAVAO CITY — The 92-year old Davao Public Hospital building which currently houses the Davao Mental Hospital is set to get a much needed upgrading and facelift.

Davao Medical Center (DMC) chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega, who oversees the regional psychiatric facility, said that a 100 million-peso budget has been allotted for the upgrade which is slated to start this year. Already the third floor of the decrepit facility has been repaired.

Vega said that the Mental Hospital structure is already in a sorry state. He is particularly concerned with the electrical system of the hospital which needs immediate rewiring, citing the faulty wiring might result in a fire. Also, the hospital’s ancient septic tank needs to be declogged.

Another issue is overcrowding. The hospital, meant to accommodate 200 patients, is already holding 300. A new wing will be built at the back of the hospital to expand its capacity. Vega noted that most discharged patients are still being returned to the hospital by the family and relatives.

Citing the historical significance of the hospital being one of the oldest intact structures in Davao City, Vega says the faade will be retained and restored.

The hospital was built in 1917 as the Davao Public Hospital. During World War II, it was garrisoned by the Japanese and served as a United States Army hospital in 1945. It was renamed as the Davao General Hospital in 1946 and, in 1957, was upgraded and again renamed as the Davao Regional and Medical Training Center.

In 1964, a modern medical complex was completed and inaugurated along J.P Laurel Avenue, The regional hospital completed the transfer to its present site in 1966. The old hospital then became host to the government regional medical center’s psychiatric facility. (PIA XI)

  • iza

    can i ask for the davao mental hospital contact details? i am a college student in Iligan City with a course in BS Psychology and we would like to conduct an exposure to your psychiatric institute.

  • Hello,

    I would like to ask and more information;
    1. What is your telephone number
    2. How to admit our patient mentally
    ill or disorder.
    3. Your requirements
    4. Expenses
    I am looking forward to hear your reply soon.


  • Roland

    can i ask a tel# of davao mental hospital ? cause i have a sister suffering a depression disorder if there is kindly send to my email add

  • mia

    i am from koronadal city can i ask tel. number of davao mental hospital

  • niel

    ..can i ask about your mental facilities?and your profile?
    i’m an architecture student from olongapo city..and i’m now conducting my research, preparation for my design 10 (thesis), and my proposal is mental hospital… i need info about your facilities, needed for my case studies.


  • jo

    contact us or visit us Davao City J.P.Laurel Avenue Davao City

    tel#.2263540-41 our email :


    You are invited to join our “Iwas Stress” FUN RUN this
    MAY 1, 2011

    The Cause: Redevelopment of Davao Mental Hospital into the Premier Mental Health Facility in Mindanao- SPMC for Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

    thank you.

  • beth

    im in manila i want to ask your information landline,cox i have something to asked about one patient there,camefrom manila if she is truely admitted in your hospital.name yolanda yap alim,admitted i think 2009 or 2010,if ther is files in your hospital pls reply, THANK YOU,

  • tj

    good evening 🙂
    praise be Jesus and Mary,
    can i ask for the telephone #’s of davao mental hospital ? because im inquiring if they are willing to hire an intern for clinical psychology , im a BS Psychology student from Cagayan de Oro City .

  • poca

    good evening! i’m interested to know the process in admitting mentally ill patients in your facility…we badly need your answer because my brother is causing trouble and harm not only to us (his immediately family) but also to our neighbors. thank you for the speedy reply!

    yours truly,


  • Marissa Dolorosa

    can i ask for ur tel nos.? we actually have a patient who is my brother in law and right now he was in maa city jail for having commited a crime of attempted parricide..he was confine last 2007 and as out patient of april 2008 for having schizophrenia..if he will be transfer in ur institution how much it will cost us? and tell us more about the facilities u cater. Hope u reply us sooner…thank u..

  • Ayne

    I am a 3rd year AB Psychology student from General Santos City.
    We would like to conduct an exposure in your psychiatric institute. We will be needing some information for our case study.

    In connection with this, I would like to ask for information;
    1. your telephone number
    3. your requirements
    4. expenses

    I am looking forward for your response.
    Thank you.

  • YAM

    contact us or visit us Davao City J.P.Laurel Avenue Davao City tel#.2263540-41 our email : davaomentalhospital@gmail.com

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