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Waikato DHB - Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry

Mental Health & Addictions Service



Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services



Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Entry criteria:

  • Those in the general hospital who are existing patients / clients of Mental Health & Addiction Service (MH&AS) or
  • General hospital inpatients and those attending ED who may have a psychiatric disorder or
  • Those attending campus outpatient clinics that require specialist Consultation liaison services e.g. Pain clinic, Renal dialysis, Rheumatology, Neurology.

The service provides specialist assessment, advice and information for hospital departments during normal working hours. Assessments are prioritised for ED and inpatients. 

When required, CL assesses and reviews patients in the general hospital who require specialist mental health service (not solely restricted to adults) and who meet entry criteria.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.


No fees apply

Contact Details

Waikato Hospital
Pembroke Street
Hamilton 3204

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Street Address

Waikato Hospital
Pembroke Street
Hamilton 3204

Postal Address

Pembroke Street
Private Bag 3200
Hamilton 3240

This page was last updated at 10:13AM on November 26, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato DHB - Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry.