The Casa de Saúde Saint Roman is a 49-year-old institution renowned for its expertise in the treatment of psychiatric patients and chemical dependents, and for its differentiated care with an emphasis on resocialization, minimizing the stigmatization process and the isolation of patients. Initially located in Ipanema, the clinic was transferred to Santa Teresa, a hilltop neighborhood between the south and central zones with a privileged view of the city, where it still sits in a large house with installations more suitable to its needs. The Clinic was conceived, in 1969, by psychiatrist Licínio Ratto, who aimed at a psychiatric care that would ensure patients and their families a chance to return to social life. The success of his philosophy is linked to the model implanted, which involves multidisciplinary teams.
In the period between 1971 and 1985, the Saint Roman Health Clinic underwent a process of expansion, increasing the number of patients it could host. At that time, it provided services exclusively to children and adolescents, through the public health system, having ceased that same year its activities in this area. Thus, in May 1985, it launched its Psychiatric Service of Private Internment for adults. The Clinic began to work with various companies and health plans.
The recognition at a national level achieved by the Saint Roman Health Clinic was consolidated when it was awarded the Ulysses Pernambucano Prize in 1975 with the study on "Education and Training of a Psychiatric Staff," the main theme at the "Congress of Psychiatry, Neurology and Mental Hygiene," held in the same year.
During all those years, the Casa de Saúde Saint Roman has evolved to offer personalized and humanized care to patients and families in the treatment of these conditions, within a structure of excellence in the inpatient as well as in the outpatient services, consolidating itself as a reference in psychiatric care and chemical dependency.
The Clinic believes in the better quality of life of patients and their families through a multi-professional philosophy in the treatment of these pathologies and focuses its work on the integration and solidarity among the professionals who form its team.