General Practitioners are able to access a Booked Psychiatric Assessment either as part of, or independent of a Mental Health Treatment Plan. This one-off assessment occurs in consultation with the psychiatrist, patient, patient's GP and senior mental health clinician and are held at the treating GP's medical clinic. Appointments generally last an hour and there is no fee associated with the program.
To arrange an assessment, a Booked Psychiatrist Assessment Referral Form must be completed by the patient's GP and faxed to the NHN on (08) 8252 9433. Download this form by clicking the link at the bottome of this page.
Upon receipt of the referral, the NHN Mental Health Support Team will arrange the appointment involving the psychiatrist, patient, patient's GP and senior mental health clinician.