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Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Description

The Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services are delivered by the Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SMHET) based at Southland Hospital and the Emergency Psychiatric Service based at Dunedin Hospital. Dunedin Hospital also provide a Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service.

Programmes

Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SMHET)

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment

Regions

Central Lakes, Southland

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Call 0800 46 78 46.

It is preferred that referrers contact the team by telephone as this is a mobile team and staff may not always be on-site to attend…

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Description

The Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SMHET) provides a 24 hour/7 day week service for people who need crisis mental health (emergency) treatment, assistance and information about The Mental Health…

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Emergency Psychiatric Service

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Call 0800 46 78 46.

It is preferred that referrers contact the team by telephone as this is a mobile team and staff may not always be on-site to attend…

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Description

The Emergency Psychiatric Service is a mobile 24-hour, 7-day a week service providing emergency services to people with acute mental health needs. 

 

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Psychiatric Consultation Liaison

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service comes from within the general hospital inpatient wards.

Description

The Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service is dedicated to assist Dunedin Hospital non-psychiatric staff in the management of general hospital patients (medical, surgical or obstetric) who also have concurrent psychiatric, behavioural…

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Hours

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

This is a 24/7 service.

Outside of the below office hours, cover is provided by a limited number of staff

 Southland Hospital, Invercargill  Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
 Dunedin Hospital  Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 3 Jan.

Fees

There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you recieve during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

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Contact Details

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Southland

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Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 2:38PM on December 9, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services.