Baringa provides psychiatric assessment, management and treatment for people usually (but not exclusively) over the age 65 who are experiencing acute symptoms associated with mental illness, or who present with a range of behavioural problems associated with dementia that cannot be managed in a less restrictive environment and that require inpatient evaluation
Clinical service overview
Baringa is a 15 bed, purpose-built Acute Aged Psychiatry Assessment Unit. It is part of Alfred Health, located at Caulfield Hospital.
Ongoing treatment and care considers each person in relation to their age, gender, religious, cultural, language and any other special needs.
Baringa actively supports and promotes a recovery oriented approach to care for each individual. We encourage patient and carer participation in goal setting, treatment, care and recovery planning that supports effective discharge.
Baringa provides a comprehensive, multi disciplinary service that includes:
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We accept phone referrals for this service.
- Referral phone (03) 9076 6012
- Referral fax (03) 9076 6115
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia Inc
Information and support about psychosis or other mental illness for yourself or someone you care about
Mental Health First Aid
First aid information and courses for mental health problems
Mental Health Australia
The peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector