Acute mental health services
Within metropolitan Adelaide, acute mental health services for adults are provided by:
- Mental Health Triage Service / Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service, telephone 13 14 65
- Flinders Medical Centre (Margaret Tobin Centre)
- Glenside Hospital
- Helen Mayo House
- Hospital at Home Teams
- Lyell McEwin Hospital (ward 1G)
- Modbury Hospital (Woodleigh House)
- Noarlunga Hospital (Morier ward)
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Cramond Clinic)
- Repatriation General Hospital (ward 18)
- Royal Adelaide Hospital (ward C3)
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:
- community members
- primary care providers (such as community health, pharmacists)
- acute inpatient units
- non-government organisations
- general practitioners
- regional hospitals.
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.