Waikato DHB - Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS)
Mental Health & Addictions Service
Infant Child and Adolescent Service - Mental Health
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Non-acute specialist mental health community services
- Age Groups
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
Anybody can make a referral, including the young person. We get most of our referrals from
GPs, family, friends, medical specialists, school guidance counsellors, Police Youth Aid, schools and education services, the Children and Young Persons and Their Families Agency, and community groups. We expect the child/adolescent's GP to be informed and involved as the primary medical caregiver, even if they did not make the original referral.
What information we require:
We need to know;
- The young person's name, date of birth, address, telephone number, details of parents/caregivers and name and contact details of the family doctor.
- In addition, a detailed outline of the specific mental health concerns that you have leading to this referral (all children and adolescent under 16 years require their parent/caregiver's consent before a referral can proceed).
- If the family prefer the kaupapa Māori service this is available.
- All young persons will need to be accompanied by their parents or caregiver for at least their first attendance.
We cannot accept children and adolescents with problems related solely to:
- intellectual disability (includes post head injury) with or without behavioural problems
- learning difficulties
- criminal activities (anti-social behaviours)
- parenting difficulties
The Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS) is a free, community service for children and adolescents up to 18 years old and their families/whānau.
We provide assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with moderate to psychiatric disorders and severe emotional or behavioural problems. More specifically we provide these services for those with:
- serious mental health disorders
- psychiatric disorders
- psychological disorders including severe emotional and behavioural disturbance
- drug and alcohol problem use/abuse/dependency (co-existing mental health disorder NOT required)
If inpatient treatment is required we access the Starship Hospital in Auckland. This is actioned after a thorough assessment and discussion with the child/adolescent's family.
The following services are not provided by us:
- relationship services
- family health counselling services
- parenting services
- general counselling services
- psychological evaluations
No fees apply.
0800 99 99 03 or (07) 839 5146
(07) 839 5147
105 Rostrevor Street
105 Rostrevor Street
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