© ARCMH 2008-2015
31, ARCMH, Talagi,
the Primorsky District,
the Arkhangelsk Region,
+7 (8182) 66-96-55
HISTORY OF THE
State healthcare institution "Arkhangelsk regional clinical mental
hospital" (ARCMH) was founded by the order of department of public
health services of the Arkhangelsk region, on September, 1st, 2003
after reorganization of two hospitals "ARCMH-1 " and " ARCMH-2 ". Each
of the institutions had the eventful history.
The Arkhangelsk regional clinical mental hospital # 1 began to function
as independent institution on the basis of the city hospital #1 in 1951
where psychiatric departments and a psychiatric clinic earlier
functioned. Head physicians of ARCPH-1 were P.I.Suetin (form 1953 to
1967), N.P.Kislova (from 1967 to 1973), I.A.Panteleev (from1973 to
On November, 1st, 1961, in village Talagi, the regional clinical
psychiatric hospital # 2 has been opened. First head physician of
ARCPH-2 was J.S. Yepifanov. Originally the hospital served all mentally
sick, living in the Arkhangelsk region.
In 1975, on the basis of the ARCMH-2 the first in the region
psychotherapeutic department has been opened.
From 1986 the mental hospital #1 has moved to village Talagi in new
buildings and still functioning there, as the structural division of
hospital offering emergency psychiatric help.
On November, 17th, 1992, with the support of academician Dmitrieva
T.B., in ARCMH-2 the Regional center of forensic psychiatry began to
function. Departments of the " Center " serve the population of
Murmansk area, Nenets autonomous region, Republics of Kareliya and
Komi. The head of the Center from the moment of it’s
foundation and till now is Honored doctor of Russia - V.G.Goldfajn.
As a result of reforms in 1997 out-patient department of ARCMH-1 has
become a part of the Arkhangelsk regional psychoneurological
dispensary. At the same time narcological department has began to
function in ARCMH-2.
From 1971 to 1997 the head doctor in ARCPH –2 was
S.A.Vereshchagin. In 1998 O.A.Ponomarev was appointed head doctor.
As a result of the re-structuring in 1998, the hospital has passed to
new principles of the organization of the psychiatric help. Having
refused from traditional service by a principle of regional division,
the clinic started to provide help by a principle of an acuteness of
mental illness that has allowed to improve quality of the psychiatric
help to patients.
At present the Arkhangelsk regional clinical mental hospital is the
largest institution providing the psychiatric help to the population of
Arkhangelsk and the Arkhangelsk region, from the moment of the
organization of hospital the head doctor is O.A.Ponomarev.
The hospital consists of two hospital subdivisions (Talagi-1, Talagi-2)
for 1240 beds, includes more than 25 buildings and has following basic
directions of medical activity:
• The in-patient psychiatric help for the male and female
population, resided in Arkhangelsk and Arkhangelsk region, Nenets
• The in-patient psychiatric help for children and adolescents
• The forensic psychiatric help (carrying out of all kinds of
forensic psychiatric expert examinations, the organization and
execution of forced measures of medical character in departments of the
general and specialized types).
• The narcological help (treatment of alcoholic psychoses, all
kinds of substance dependences).
• Socio-psychological out-patient help.
Besides medical departments the structure of hospital includes
• Psychological service (clinical-diagnostic and
• The modern medico-diagnostic complex.
• Department of the social assistance with functions of
medico-social rehabilitation and creative workshops.
• Structural divisions in municipal institutions.
In the hospital works 1279 persons, including 111 doctors and 438
Personnel use the advanced medical models of diagnostics, treatment and
care of patients. New tendencies in treatment are developing:
milieu-therapy and hippotherapy.
The hospital is a clinical base for Northern state medical university
and for other higher educational institutions and schools, so people
can gain professional experience.
The staff of the hospital conduct scientific work, for the most part
with use of own clinical material. Developed themes are topical, and
have practical application.
Since 1996 fruitful international cooperation with partners from Norway
was established. By 2007, employees of hospital cooperated in more than
ten international practical and research programs, with colleagues from
Norway, Germany, Sweden, the USA and Canada.
Employees of the Arkhangelsk regional clinical psychiatric hospital act
with reports at the Russian and international scientifically-practical
conferences, participate in the international educational programs,
publish materials in a press, write dissertations (theses).