The National Center for Mental Health is dedicated to delivering preventive, curative and rehabilitative mental health care services.It is categorized as Special Research Training Center and Hospital under Department of Health on January 30, 1987. It has an authorized bed capacity of 4,200 inpatients and served an average of 56,000 outpatients per year.
NCMH was established in 1925 through Public Works Act 3258. It was formally opened on December 17, 1928 and was originally called the INSULAR PSYCHOPATIC HOSPITAL. It was later called the National Mental Hospital. On November 12, 1986, it was renamed NATIONAL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH (NCMH) through Memorandum Circular No. 48 issued by the Office of the President.