Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department

Medical Specialist
Department Information
Useful Information

 Medical Specialist

Department Director: 
Uri Yatzkar , MD


Elias Rasha, MD
Taamar Safdi, MD
Head Nurse: Ahmed Halil
Senior Para-Medical Staff :
Head Psychologist : Hagit  Yefet
Clinical Psychologist   : Dafna  Bar
Social Worker and Family Therapist : Zela Shain- Guttman

Ziv School:
Principal: Smadar Bercovitch

Asst. Principal: Iris Schlesinger

Art Therapist: Anat Ivri
                        Meirav Tal   
Movement Therapist : Nurit Hasfeld
Drama Therapist: Tal Diskind


 Department Information


Comprehensive mental health services for children and adolescents are housed in a series of buildings in the old Ziv Hospital complex in Zefat. These mental health services include an in-patient ward and a range of out-patient and day care facilities.

The psychiatric out-patient services provide assessment, treatment and counseling to children from birth to age 18 and to their families, specialty out-patient services include an infant and toddler clinic, anxiety and post-trauma clinic, attention deficit disorders clinics, clinic and day care for adolescents with eating disorders and a clinic for sexually abused children and adolescents. An integral part of the services is a Special Education School for the hospitalized and day care adolescents.


 Useful Information


The Department is located in Ward B of the “old hospital” of the Medical Center,  5 Henrietta Szold Street (opposite the Bar-Ilan Faculty of Medicine).

Ward Secretary:
Katherine Shelley
Phone: 04-6828053  04-6828183
Fax: 04- 6828183

Nursing station:

Administrative assistant:
Rivka Hazan 04-6828060

Administrative assistant:
Rivka Hazan 04-6828060

Administrative assistant:
Rivka Hazan 04-6828060