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Childbirth and Mental Illness Services (CAMI)

Information for Health Professionals - Referral Information

A lady receptionist speaking on the phone.Childbirth and Mental Illness (CAMI) Services are available to women with severe mental illness (SMI) such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder type 1, a history of postpartum psychosis or other significant SMI.

Shared Care is encouraged as is involvement of family and other supports. If a local Community Mental Health Service is already involved, then Shared Care will be discussed with the client and team. CAMI Services will liaise with, and refer to, Community Mental Health Services during or post discharge from hospital.

The triage officer at the Department of Psychological Medicine is available to discuss potential referrals on 6458 1521 between 0900-1630hrs Monday to Friday.

Referrals to CAMI can either go via the KEMH Outpatient Referral Appointment Request Form, (mark it “CAMI”) and fax to 6458 1031.


Via the Department of Psychological Medicine triage officer

Phone 6458 1521 or fax to 6458 1111 marking it “CAMI”

Referral information should include:

  • diagnosis treatment
  • past psychiatric history (including hospitalisations and treatments)
  • information regarding co-morbid drug and alcohol use
  • physical health problems, social supports and risk assessment

Further information about CAMI Services Information for Health Professionals is available for download.

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