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Mental Health Dept. Rovigo



The Mental Health Department of the Local Health Care Authority no.18 Rovigo operates within an area of 41 Municipalities between the River Adige and the River Po, with a total population of 172.000 inhabitants. The area of intervention of the Department is divided into two districts: District 1 Medio Polesine and District 2 Alto Polesine.


There are two different articulations of the Mental Health Dept. for providing assistance in the two districts. In each of them there is the Mental Health Centre with de-centred outpatient clinics, a Daily Centre, In the territory of the local health care authority there are seven residential homes which differ in the dimensions, patients’ typology, and degree of protection, in a range going from the non-protected apartment, to the CTRP with 24 hours protection. The Mental Health Department has also a Psychiatric ward (SPDC) with fifteen beds where patients suffering from severe psychic crisis can be admitted – voluntarily or mandatorily.

Care Services
  • The Provincial Reference Centre for eating disorders:

  • The Psycho-Oncology Service

  • Service for Hospital Psychology

  • Service for major disorders in adolescence

User Organisations
Training Resources

Training plays a main role in the Mental Health Department. It is addressed to the Department’s workers as well as to the stakeholders in the territory. (GPs, police enforcers, No-Profit Organisations, Social Private organisations, the families of patients taken in charge, etc.).

The trainers staff is composed both of professional working for the Mental Health Department and external professionals, who cooperate with the Mental Health Department on specific topics.

Current Research Projects
  • Planning of suicidal and para-suicidal behaviours and end-life in Polesine

  • Intervention related to youth problems

  • CAMILLE: Empowerment of children & adolescents with a mentally ill parent.



Contact Information

The Mental Health Department of the Local Health Care Authority no.18 Rovigo

Viale Tre Martiri, 89

45100 Rovigo




+47 75 50 10 00

Contact person

Dr. Emanuele Toniolo

Psychiatrist Director of the Mental Health Department











Last updated: 23.05.2016

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