Simpler access to free psychiatrist secondary consultations for GPs in the Alfred Health catchment

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Update: Accessing this service changed from 1 July 2021.

From 1 July 2021, GPs in the Alfred Health catchment can book a free 30-minute video or phone appointment time for an Alfred Health Psychiatrist Secondary Consultation.

There are three referral options:

  • phone (03) 9076 9888 from 9-5pm.
  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • fax (03) 9076 9855

You will be asked to provide information about your patient's details and diagnosis, which will be sent to the psychiatrist at Alfred Health.

Alfred Health and SEMPHN have made it easier for GPs to access secondary consultations with an experienced psychiatrist to support the mental health of your patients aged over 25.

By prior appointment, you can access a free, 45 minute consultation by video or phone to discuss your patient’s mental health treatment, for example: 

  • reviewing your patient’s management plan
  • medication management advice 
  • referral and linkage information/recommendations. 

This is a non-urgent service, and clinical responsibility for the patient remains with the treating GP.

You now only need the following information to book a consultation:

  1. Confirmation of patient consent for the consultation to occur 
  2. Patient details/demographics
  3. Diagnosis.

To refer or for more information, call SEMPHN’s Access & Referral Ph: 1800 862 363, 8.30am-4.30pm weekdays (no faxes). 

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