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Lakes DHB Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (iCAMHS)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

Taupō Hospital

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

We have two iCAMHS teams – one based at the Childrens Health Hub, supporting the Rotorua community, and one based at Taupō Hospital, supporting the Southern Lakes community (Taupō, Turangi and Mangakino).

Programmes

iCAMHS

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Eating disorders

Regions

Lakes

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by GPs, doctors, schools, public health nurses, other agencies and other health related specialties.

A referral needs to be made in writing (you may choose to use the referral form below).

Who do we see?

We usually see people aged 0 - 19, (however where there are concerns for those individuals outside the usual age range we can be consulted to determine appropriate service).

We see people who might be worried they have depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, alcohol and drug abuse, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention/hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD). If you would like to discuss a self referral please contact us.

Description

What do we do?

We provide and offer:

  • specialist assessment and diagnosis for a range of mental health and addiction conditions (moderate to severe emotional and behavioural disorders)
  • consultation and liaison services to primary care providers and other agencies that deal with infants/pepi, children/tamariki and youth/rangatahi
  • several kinds of psychological therapy, support and liaison to other community based providers who offer additional therapy.

Where can we see you?

We have two community teams that cover the Lakes region and operate from two sites:

  • iCAMHS Rotorua (Rotorua and surrounding areas)
    See map here
  • iCAMHS Southern Lakes (Taupō, Turangi and Mangakino)
    See map here

We can see you

  • onsite
  • in your home
  • in your school
  • in hospital
  • in a residential setting or youth friendly place in the community

What happens when we see you?

When a referral is received we will:

  • call you to arrange a "Choice Appointment" with a clinician. Choice appointments help work out what is going on and where to next.  We strongly encourage you to bring a family/whanau member to this appointment
  • discuss any concerns you and your family/whanau have
  • hopefully at the end of this time have a shared understanding of these things so you can make a choice about what comes next.

What happens after the choice appointment?

  • another agency might be identified as a 'better fit' to help you solve any issues
  • you might decide to try a few strategies and not come back to iCAMHS
  • we agree that a particular therapy might help and you are referred to the right clinician for this work at iCAMHS or another agency
  • if you decide you don't need iCAMHS right now, you can come back another time if you need support again

Staff

The iCAMHS team is made up of specialist health workers professionally trained to work with children and teenagers.  These people are Nurses, Child Psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Co-existing problems clinicians and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.

Hours

Taupō Hospital

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

For urgent out of hours assistance, please call the Acute Response Team on 0800 166 167.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Charges

New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.

Public Transport

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Parking

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Contact Details

Taupō Hospital
38 Kotare Street
Taupō

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Street Address

Taupō Hospital
38 Kotare Street
Taupō

Postal Address

Taupō Hospital
PO Box 841
Taupō

This page was last updated at 1:29PM on July 2, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (iCAMHS).