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Departments

Acute Adult Psychiatry

Acute adult psychiatry services are provided by the Acute Program at the Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU), Austin Hospital. The 19-bed Acute Program provides inpatient services to people over 18 years of age who have an acute psychiatric disorder requiring specialist intervention for assessment and treatment.

The Acute Program has a strong integration with the mental health community-based services supporting continuity of recovery-focused care.

Acute treatment is available for consumers who live within the north-east area of metropolitan Melbourne who cannot be safely treated in a less restricted environment.

The APU also provides services for the Mood and Eating Disorder and Parent-Infant state-wide programs complementing community services and contributing to the continuum of care.

Referral Information
Acute Psychiatry Unit
Ph 03 9496 6407
After hours 9496 5000