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Within metropolitan Adelaide, acute mental health services for adults are provided by:
The Rural and Remote Distance Consultation and Emergency Triage and Liaison Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, telephone 13 14 65. It is available to:
This service is staffed by mental health clinicians who triage admissions to the inpatient service and provide a comprehensive range of advice and support including access to psychiatrists.
The Rural and Remote Service also incorporates a telepsychiatry service which uses video conferencing to enable a person to remain in or close to their own community while receiving psychiatric consultations for initial assessment, discharge planning and ongoing treatment.