Saint John of God Hospitaller Services
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Saint John of God Hospitaller Services
Saint John of God Community Services Malawi is part of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God, which strives to emulate the work and philosophy of Saint John of God. In Malawi, Saint John of God provides community-based mental health services, and services for children with a disability and or special needs. more>>

Our founder

John Cuidad born in Montemor-O-Novo, Portugal, in 1495.
In 1537, John Cuidad (later known as Saint John of God), was a little-known bookseller in the city of Granada, Spain. Sensitive to the suffering and pain of the many homeless people and travellers who sought shelter in doorways or wherever they could find it, John began to bring those who were sick and weak and those unable to cope, to share his accommodation in the porch of the house of his friend, more>>

Saint John of God Centre – Lilongwe (Area 43)

In order to effectively cater for the ever increasing internal and external demand St John of God Hospitaller Services in its 2008 to 2013 strategic plan decided to broaden the services sphere of influence within the areas of service expertise by establishing a service centre in Lilongwe. Hence we established mental health services and services for children with disabilities in November, 2012. The goal of the service is to improve quality of life for people by providing treatment and Care for people with Mental Health Problems, Epilepsy and children with disability in Lilongwe City and its surrounding environs.


We have been operating from within Likuni Mission Hospital since 2012, Meanwhile we hereby notify members of the general public that since 11th April 2016 we are operating our new mental health facility in area 43 Lilongwe (Area 43, Ufulu road, next to  Emmanuel Teacher Training College). The service provides assessment and treatment of individuals suffering from Mental Health Problems and epilepsy including rehabilitation of those recovering from the Mental Health Problems as well as Drug and alcohol addition services as follows:

Granada Centre (Out Patient Department)

Is a drop in center that offers mental health services to the community and families within  Lilongwe and its surrounding environs. It offers the following services: Mental Health assessment and management , Counseling services to clients and their families which are also open to the general public, Pastoral care services, Drug and Alcohol addition services, Domiciliary care (Provision of nursing and medical care within the client’s home environment), Mental Health education to Organizations, Schools, Community Outreach services, Community awareness about Mental Health Problems and how to prevent them, Mental Health promotion programs on Zodiak  Radio every Saturday from 9:30 am, It also provide after care visits to patients and prison support programs as well as social work services.

Our Clinic operates from Monday to Friday and is open to all

Galicia (House of Hospitality)

Is a 48 bedded residential care unit for clients with acute mental illness. Services provided:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric and physical assessment of all dimensions on admission.
  • Medication  (Chemotherapy and Electro Convulsive Therapy)
  • Counseling services: Individual and Group therapy
  • Pastoral care/spiritual accompaniment
  • Rehabilitation services in a range of life re-enforcing activities.
  • Involvement of guardians in the healing process
  • The unit operates 24 hours with Nurses, Clinicians and Rehabilitation Assistants to provide care for the in patients.

A home based early intervention program for children with physical and learning disabilities within 0 to 6 years of age. The program provides support and psycho educate parents with children with disabilities by providing home based early child services for children with developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in areas surrounding of T.A  Maliri  ( Likuni, Chinsapo and surrounding environs)   (Physiotherapy and postural management are provided to children aged 0 to 6years)

Our Clinic that operates from Monday to Friday is open to all

For further information about the Service, fees please contact The Program Manager, St John of God Hospitaller Services, P.O Box 31067, Lilongwe; Physical Address: Area 43, Off Ufulu Road (next to Emmanuel Teachers Training College); Tel.: +265 1 795 981/875/869; email:

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