The Center for Psychosocial Medicine (ZPM) at Heidelberg University Hospital was founded on January 1, 2005. With its three clinics and two institutes, it comprises all the University Hospital's facilities in the psychosocial field.

The ZPM is responsible for the interdisciplinary care of all patients of the University Hospital who suffer from mental or psychosomatic disorders and provides psychiatric and psychosomatic consultation services for the entire hospital.

The ZPM provides the best possible framework for close interdisciplinary cooperation between the various psychosocial disciplines, both in patient care and in teaching, training and research. Interdisciplinary cooperation is supported by the rotation of doctors, psychologists and nurses between the clinics. In addition to the cooperation within the center, there is also close cooperation with somatic departments of the University Hospital.

The departments and institutes of the ZPM continue to form independent organizational units. The nursing service management and the commercial management are in one hand, which also favors close coordination. Superordinate management bodies are the managing center board and the center board with an office for all interdepartmental concerns.



The Managing Board of the Center consists of the Managing Medical Director, the Deputy Medical Director, the Head of Nursing Services and the Commercial Director of the ZPM:


All medical directors of the participating departments and institutes, the nursing service management and the commercial management of the center are represented on the center board. In addition to the four board members already mentioned above, these are:


The office of the Center for Psychosocial Medicine supports the governing bodies in the conception, planning and implementation of cross-clinical and cross-institutional projects as well as public relations.