Selangor residents who require intervention treatment from psychiatric professionals are eligible for the Selangor Mental Sihat (SEHAT) subsidy programme, which is offered by the Selangor government.
Photo via SelCare Clinic
Public Health, Unity, Women Empowerment & Family Committee chairman, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud Said that the Selangor government has allocated RM222,600 for the initiative, which provides 700 subsidized slots for people in need of mental health treatment.
“The subsidy covers screening cost, consultation with a psychiatric expert, basic psychotherapy treatment and medication for the first two weeks.”
She added that this programme is carried out through a collaboration with International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysian Psychiatric Association and SelCare Clinic.
Residents in Selangor who wish to apply for the incentive must first pass a mental health assessment via the Selangkah app, according to her.
If qualified, a candidate may choose to go through a second screening at a chosen SelCare Clinic. Applicants who meet the requirements will be forwarded to psychiatric specialists for additional treatment.
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