Acute Mental Health Services

Metropolitan services

Within metropolitan Adelaide, acute mental health services for adults are provided by:

Country services

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.