You can be referred to the service from all medical, surgical, rehabilitation and specialty units across Austin Health.
The most common referrals are for:
Services are available to:
The Clinical and Health Psychology Outpatient Service also accepts selected referrals from the community.
Hospital Mental Health care is provided by two different units: Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Clinical and Health Psychology (CHP), who each provide different services.
Drug Dependence Clinic
One of five specialist clinics in metropolitan Melbourne, the Drug Dependence Clinic (DDC) provides comprehensive, whole-person care to clients. Our care services are based on harm-minimisation and an evidence-supported approach.
DDC was developed with the aim of providing comprehensive whole-person care to patients with opioid dependence based on a harm minimisation and evidence-supported approach with particular emphasis on the most complex of patients who are unable to be adequately managed in other treatment settings.
Timely, high quality, multi-disciplinary and integrated services are provided with a focus on prevention, accessibility and quality.
Specialty areas of the Clinical & Health Psychology Outpatient Clinic include anxiety disorders and depression, liaison with general practitioners and community nurses.
For community referrals, contact:
Clinical & Health Psychology
Phone: 03 9496 4496
The Constant Patient Observation of the general hospital patient involves increased level of observation, supervision and care to promote the safety and well-being of a patient with at-risk behaviours during their admission. Assessments are conducted by the psychiatric liaison nurse.
The service is provided to the acute care areas across Austin Health to meet the increased need for constant observation of patients in the acute medical and surgical setting.