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Whanganui DHB - Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS)

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Description

Based on the Whanganui Hospital campus, MICAMHAS provides services to those who reside within the WDHB boundary. Clinics are held in the rural areas for those who do not live in Whanganui City.

Programmes

Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Eating disorders, Maternal mental health – clinical teams, Maternal mental health - community support, Maternal alcohol & drug addiction, Respite

Regions

Whanganui

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by self-presenting, fax, phone, mail and email.

For queries about referrals, please contact the Clinical Coordinator at Maternal, Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions. Phone (06) 348 1901. Fax (06) 348 1907. Email

100 Heads Road, Private Bag 3003, Whanganui 4540

Description

Our Maternal, Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS) promotes the mental health and wellbeing of mothers, infants, children, adolescents and their families/whānau through its specialised mental health service.

MICAMHAS offers infant, child and adolescent mental health assessments, therapy and treatment for those from infancy to age 18 years who are referred for having a suspected or identified, moderate to severe mental health illness or addiction.

Maternal mental health assessment, therapy and treatment is provided from pregnancy up to 1 year after birth of the child.

Alcohol and other drug services alongside mild to moderate mental health education and intervention is provided by the SUPP team for those aged 12 to 19 years.  

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

For crisis assistance outside these hours, please call the MHAHT team on 0800 653 358.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Fees

There are no costs for services for citizens or residents of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Staff

Maternal, Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS) has a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of health professionals including Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, AOD Counsellors and a Youth Worker who work collaboratively with the young person and their family to develop therapy/treatment goals.

Cultural support is available through Te Hau Ranga Ora Maori Health Service to young people/patients/service users/tangata whaiora and their whānau, if required.

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Contact Details

Whanganui Hospital

Whanganui

Phone (06) 348 1234 General or Patient Enquiries

Outpatient Appointments: ph (06) 348 1267

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (06) 348 1234

100 Heads Road
Gonville
Whanganui
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

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Street Address

100 Heads Road
Gonville
Whanganui
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

Postal Address

Private Bag 3003
Whanganui 4541

This page was last updated at 3:52PM on October 24, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui DHB - Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS).