We assess children and youth aged from birth to 25 years who have complex psychiatric and medical presentations.
What we do
The Neuropsychiatry Clinic for Children and Youth is one of the specialist programs at the Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Alfred CYMHS).
Our clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary assessment team, which includes a Child Psychiatrist, a Neuropsychologist, a Speech Pathologist and a Senior Psychiatric Registrar (trainee psychiatrist). Other specialties can also be called upon, e.g occupational therapy.
The assessment takes place over several weeks. At the conclusion of the assessment parents and young people are offered a number of feedback sessions followed by a report.
Referrals to the clinic are made to the Neuropsychiatry Clinic Team Leader. Referrals typically come from paediatricians, psychologists, GPs, other allied health and schools.
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
Your doctor can call us to organise for you to access this service.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
|Wednesday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||9.00am - 5.00pm|
- Dr Jennifer Harrison: Psychiatry
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