The Alfred Psychiatry Department provides services to people who live in the Inner South East Area of Melbourne, that is the Middle Southern suburbs (cities of Stonnington, Port Philip, Bayside, Kingston and Glen Eira). These services are a combination of acute hospital care, community treatment and continuing care programs.
Currently there are 58 inpatient beds.
Admission arranged by:
Phone 9076 6600, Caulfield Hospital Academic Unit
The unit provides training and education on on a statewide basis, along with evaluation and research into the provision and outcome of hostel services, phone 9076 2343Top
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Phone intake co-ordinators on 8552 0555Top
i) Waiora CMHS, 435 Malvern Road, South Yarra 3142, Phone 9076 4700 (AH 1300 363 746).
Services provided to people with major mental illness in the suburbs of:
ii) St Kilda Road Clinic, Level 3, 607 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, 3004. Phone 9076 9888.
Provides services to people with major mental illness in the suburbs of:
CATS provide a 24 hour, seven day a week assessment and treatment program to people who experience a mental health crisis. These services are intensive in nature, community based and offer an alternative to hospitalisation. If hospitalisation is required, CATS will facilitate the process and follow up after discharge if required.
The team responds to referrals from the community that has been triaged by The Alfred Psychiatry's Triage Service. Phone 1300 363 746Top
Seven day a week service and is available for all types of referrals and enquiries.
Provides an extensive service to consumers, family members and individuals attending the Emergency Department and the general wards of the hospital or requiring intensive community based treatment.
The team assists in areas of primary and secondary consultation, management techniques and education of staff in the case of persons with psychiatric, personality and adjustment disorders.
Close liaison is maintained between the inpatient units and community services to ensure continuity of care for existing clients and appropriate referral for new clients of The Alfred Psychiatric Service.Top
The team works co-operatively with the client, engaging them on their own terms and the agencies that are involved in their care. This is a six day a week service.
Addressing the immediate concerns ie treatment, food, shelter.
Directly to service on Tel 8517 9888Top
The MSTS provides intensive, mobile, supportive services to people living in the community with severe psychiatric illness.
The team operates on an outreach model and is available 7 days a week.
Via the Patient's Case manager at Waiora CMHS 9076 4700 (AH 1300 363 746) or St Kilda Road Clinic CMHS on 8517 9888Top
The Primary Mental Health Consultation Service (PMHCS) is a service offered by Alfred Psychiatry Continuing Care Teams and provides support and consultation to primary care services in Melbourne's Inner South East. The PMHCS assists General Practitioners (GPs) and other primary care service providers in working with individuals who have common and sometimes complex mental health problems, particularly anxiety and depression. Services provided include primary, secondary and tertiary interventions, education and training.
Access to psychiatric assessments is provided for individuals referred by their General Practitioner. This service is therefore aligned to GPs practising in the Alfred catchment area, regardless of the patient's address. The aim is to provide comprehensive assessment and management recommendations for individuals with high prevalence disorders not currently engaged with psychiatric services.
For more information and referral forms, see the links below.
For queries, please call Waiora Clinic reception on (03) 9076 4700.
To make a referral, fax a completed referral form below to fax (03) 9076 4788; or phone (03) 9076 4700 during business hours.
For After-Hours Emergency Crisis Response: Phone 1300 363 746Top
The unit has been set up to provide 20 residents with community based accommodation and 24 hour psychiatric support.
Via Case Managers: St Kilda Road Clinic CMHS on 8515 9888, Waiora CMHS on 9508 4700Top