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.

Consultant Psychiatry Hub directory

Updated: 5 November 2021. Details are subject to change.

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

Mac-Field Medical Practice

Location: Campbelltown Hub, Macquarie Fields

Contact name: Helene Walsh, Practice Manager

Email

Phone: 02 9605 7220

Consult type: Face to face

Trinity Health Care

Location: Liverpool Hub, Liverpool

Contact name: Soumya, Practice Manager

Email

Phone: 02 9610 3444

Consult type: Face to face

Villawood Medical Centre

Location: Fairfield Hub, Villawood

Contact name: Tilak, Practice Manager

Email

Phone: 02 9726 5953

Consult type: Face to face

 

Chester Hill Family Medical Practice

Location: Bankstown Hub, Chester Hill

Contact name: Mirella, Practice Manager

Email

Phone: 02 9644 2180

Consult type: Face to face

Tahmoor Medical Centre

Location: Wollondilly Hub

Contact name: Michelle, Practice Manager

Email

Phone: 02 4683 0800

Consult type: Video conference

East Hills Medical Centre

Location: Bankstown Hub

Contact name: Farhat, Practice Manager

Email

Phone: 02 9773 3676

Consult type: Video conference

 


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

 

Consultant Psychiatry Service FAQs Sheet

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