Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services
Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions
Emergency Psychiatric Service
- Programme Areas
Crisis / acute, Mental health
- Programme Type
DHB Mental Health Crisis, Intake / assessment
Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki
- Age Groups
Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
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 to walk-in referrals. Telephone referrals may be made to the service through the following channels:
- General Practitioners - including after hours service
- Community agencies - e.g. Police, St John, Supporting Families, PACT and also Southern DHB
- Self presentation, friends family/whānau, concerned members of the public
If the referral is considered urgent, i.e. life threatening, immediate phone contact for consultation is vital.
The Emergency Psychiatric Service is a mobile 24-hour, 7-day a week service providing emergency services to people with acute mental health needs.
- Emergency Psychiatric Service Brochure (PDF, 608.3 KB)
Operates out of Dunedin Hospital
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This page was last updated at 12:43PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services.