Psychological Medicine referrals

Referral Information

Patients of KEMH are eligible for support from our Department when their medical condition or treatment is impacting adversely on their mental health; or when an existing mental health struggle requires management or is impacting on access to their health care service. Patients must consent to the referral unless the clinician’s duty of care overrides patient consent.

Inpatients

  • All referrals are received by eReferrals (external site) or for urgent action by contacting the on-duty or after-hours medical officer/psychiatrist through switchboard (08) 6458 2222
  • To discuss referrals with our triage nurse, please call (08) 6458 1521 during office hours.

Outpatients

  • King Edward patients can either self-refer or be referred to our Department by community service providers (e.g. GPs, Visiting Midwifery Service, Community Mental Health, Child Health Nurse etc.) using the referral form (PDF)
  • King Edward outpatient clinics can use our e-referral system or speak with our triage nurse for urgent matters.

 

The Department of Psychological Medicine is not an emergency or crisis mental health service.

If you or someone you know may be at risk of harm or suicide, please don’t hesitate to seek advice by contacting:

Mental Health Emergency Services on 1300 555 788 or advise to attend the nearest Hospital Emergency Department.

Contact us

Tel: (08) 6458 1521
Fax: (08) 6458 1111

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm

Location

King Edward Memorial Hospital
Level 1, Agnes Walsh House (next door to main hospital)
369 Bagot Road
Subiaco WA 6009

Emergency contacts

Mental Health Emergency Services
Tel: 1300 555 788

Samaritan Crisis Line
Tel: (08) 9381 5555

Lifeline
Tel: 13 11 14

Crisis Care
Tel: (08) 9223 1111

Youthline
Tel: (08) 9388 2500

Beyond Blue
Tel: 1300 224 636