Chile: Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Health

The Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud de Chile) is the administrative office in charge of planning, executing, and informing Chile's mental health policies. The Ministry of Health's mission is to support and sustain a healthy population, developing strong, timely, patient-centred health systems to accommodate the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

The Ministry of Health envisions individuals, families, and communities living healthier lives, actively participating in the construction of lifestyles that promote their individual and collective development, with access to quality care in a timely, friendly, equitable, comprehensive manner, which will enable them to feel more secure and protected.

Lead Contact 
Dr. Mauricio Gomez