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Referrals should be made by calling 1800 011 511 and asking for the relevant mental health facility. Mental Health Contact Centre Fax: (02) 4923 6537.
HNE Mental Health aims to communicate effectively with GPs and referrers by:
Acknowledging the receipt of referral Advising of the referral’s outcomeAdvising of the outcome of the assessment and the plan for management, andAdvising of any changes to the management plan.
Our expectation from referrers and GPs is to communicate effectively:
When a referral is made When you prescribe treatment If you identify new mental health needs, and/or When treatment is changed.
People with severe mental disorders who:
Need specialist mental health care Cannot be looked after in primary care sector Are at risk to self or others secondary to a mental disorder are such that require assertive management from a specialist mental health service Need case management/care coordination
Please be aware that referrals are prioritised depending upon need for urgency of response and to match available staff.
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