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Mental Health Care

CLPA: an Ambulatory Psychiatric Center in Lyon

The groupe INICEA opened the first private ambulatory psychiatric center in 2012 in order to provide better care solutions for patients in Lyon.
The French healthcare groupe INICEA opened several ambulatory psychiatric centers in France to provide a flexible answer to patients in several metropolis.
The CLPA Ambulatory Psychiatric Center has been opened in 2012 and is the first autonomous day care center dedicated to mental healthcare created by a private operator in France. Based on this experience, 6 new sites have been created since 2018 by Inicea and some other operators have created similar centers on the same model.

This kind of structure renews the way patients are treated in the French system because: compared to existing offer, the infrastructure is quite "light" : 500 to 1000 sqm that enable grouped and individual care (about 4 to 6 rooms dedicated to groups, 5 to 7 consultant spaces). The patients that stay the full day can take a lunch on site, which is part of the therapeutic approach.

As a consequence, INICEA can install this structure in the very center of the cities, accessible by public transportation and located in residential or shopping areas. This participates to destigmatization and psychosocial recovery of patients. The French mental health group gathers on a same site many competences to offer the most appropriate care to each patients. Each site is coordinated by a polyvalent team of psychiatrist, psychologist and nurses. They are assisted by liberal therapeutist to provide specific individual or grouped cares. On some sites, they are testing new technology like rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) or combined approaches (care on site and digital follow up).

By this specific organization we give access to many patients to a high level of expertise with a short delay of waiting (between 3 to 6 weeks). In the CLPA, we took care of 400 patients in 2019, most of them addressed by general practisioners or liberal psychiatrist. Our Center allowed these patients to avoid a full time hospitalisation period. Our Centers are also perfectly adapted to take in charge new pathologies like burnout, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders,…
Psychiatry with a human face is not just empty words: it is being able to offer, with kindness, the care most suited to our patients, in a comfortable and reassuring environment. All of our medical, nursing, hotel and administrative teams are at their disposal to make their stay as pleasant and efficient as possible, while respecting their individualized care paths.
Pierre Forest President of Inicea
French innovation in action
INICEA has created a scientific comittee composed of recognized researchers in psychiatry, Doctor Florian Ferreri, Doctor Alexis Bourla and Doctor Stéphane Mouchabac, that informs the group on the paths of innovation and validates new therapeutic methods. The psychiatric medical discipline is constantly evolving and our Scientific Committee allows a permanent exchange with all our medical teams, during meetings, symposia and conferences.

One of the innovations that are used in the CLPA Center for Ambulatory Psychiatry in Lyon is rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). rTMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. rTMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven't been effective.

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