Consultant Psychiatry

Information for health professionals



The Consultant Psychiatry Service provides access to psychiatrists for people with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as support to GPs in treating and managing their care.
 

Eligibility

People living with severe and persistent mental health issues who require support from a psychiatrist, however currently face barriers in accessing psychiatrists, as well as their treating GP.


Services Available

Access to a consultant psychiatrist for both eligible patients and their treating GP.
An appointment is typically 55 minutes. This includes 40-45 minutes of therapy with the consumer and 10-15 minutes to support the GP with any care planning and prescriptions.

General Practices also have access to capacity building sessions, including webinars. GPs may contact the service for brief advice on patients already accessing the service.

The telepsychiatry service is available to any general practice in South Western Sydney, as well as, face-to-face at the following practices:

  • Villawood Medical Centre - Fairfield Hub - Villawood
  • Trinity Healthcare Centre - Liverpool Hub - Liverpool
  • Mac-Field Medical - Campbelltown Hub - Macquarie Fields
  • Chester Hill Family Medical Centre - Bankstown Hub - Chester Hill 

Telehealth Hub

  • Tahmoor Medical Centre - Tahmoor

* Please note the above practice hubs are subject to change. 

Your patient will be allocated to their nearest participating practice if you indicate they require face-to-face sessions.


Referral Pathways

Referral by GP and a GP mental health treatment plan is required following the first 3 sessions.
Referral forms for this service can be found under Health Professionals > Practice Support > Forms and Templates

 

GPs can access the Consultant Psychiatry Service through the Mental Health Central Intake number, and fax.
 

South Western Sydney PHN Mental Health Central Intake:

Enquiries: 1300 797 746 (1300 SWS PHN)

All referrals fax to: 4623 1796

 

 

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