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Table 4 The number of psychosocial community centers (CAPS) in Brazil, by modality, in June 2006

From: The mental health system in Brazil: Policies and future challenges

MODALITY NUMBER CHARACTERISTICS
CAPS I 355 Minimum team members:
1 psychiatrist or physician specialized in mental health
1 registered nurse
3 professionals qualified in other areas: psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, pedagogue or other professionals needed for the therapy plan
4 technicians: nursing assistant or technician, administrative technician, educational technician, and artisan.
CAPS II 290 Minimum team members:
1 psychiatrist
1 registered nurse specialized in mental health
4 professionals qualified in other areas: psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, pedagogue, physical education teacher, or other professionals needed for the therapy plan
6 technicians: nursing assistant or technician, administrative technician, educational technician, and artisan.
CAPS III 28 Minimum team members:
2 psychiatrists
1 registered nurse specialized in mental health
5 professionals qualified in other areas: psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, pedagogue, or other professionals needed for the therapeutic plan
8 technicians: nursing assistant or technician, administrative technician, educational technician, and artisan.
Provides crisis services with priority to patients participating in one of the therapy projects in one of the CAPS, for a maximum of 7 days in a row or a total of 10 days in 30 days.
CAPSi 66 Provides services for infant psychiatry
Team: 1 psychiatrist or neurologist or pediatrician specialized in mental health
CAPSad 109 Treatment of problems associated with the consumption of alcohol and other drugs
TOTAL 848  
  1. Source: National Division of Mental Health, Ministry of Health.