Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

Perth Clinic is a leading mental health facility providing a wide range of services that may be utilised by doctors who are accredited to the Clinic.

This includes inpatient admission, access to day patient and evening programs, ECT services, community services and education opportunities such as peer review and information/education evenings.

The Medical Advisory Committee is committed to supporting accredited doctors and the safe delivery of quality psychiatric care to patients.

Additionally the clinic has an active multidisciplinary research team.

Perth Clinic can support you in establishing or continuing your private practice. Medical suites are located adjacent to Perth Clinic, offering private practice consulting rooms with administration support and on-site parking.

General Practitioners may make referrals for outpatient assessment or urgent admission of their patients using our referral process.

Referral Process

Referrals By Accredited Psychiatrists

Direct referrals may be made to Perth Clinic by a Perth Clinic accredited psychiatrist.

Referring your patient for inpatient or day patient treatment is easy.

Simply call the Admissions Coordinator and discuss the nature of your referral. You will be provided with information on current availability and will be assisted with your referral.

Referrals By Non-accredited Psychiatrists

If you are not currently accredited to Perth Clinic but would like admitting rights you can contact Perth Clinic and apply for accreditation using our Application for Accreditation which is attached to the Perth Clinic By-Laws.

Referrals from general / medical practitioners

Medical Practitioners may make referrals to Perth Clinic for acute inpatient admission or for outpatient appointments.

1. Referral For Acute Inpatient Admission
Referrals for inpatient admission are accepted for patients who have not been under the care of a psychiatrist for the preceding 12 months. If the patient has a current or recent treating psychiatrist they should be referred back to that practitioner.

To make a referral, contact Perth Clinic and ask for the Admission Coordinator who will discuss the referral with you. Following discussion, if assessed as suitable, the Admission Coordinator will discuss the referral with the Consultant Psychiatrist on duty. If the referral is accepted by the Consultant Psychiatrist the Admission Coordinator will contact the patient directly regarding admission. You will also be informed of the outcome of the referral.

2. Referral For Outpatient Appointment
General / Medical Practitioners may refer patients for an assessment with one of the Perth Clinic accredited psychiatrists. Referrals for first available appointments can me made directly to Perth Clinic Medical Suites to the identified preferred Consultant Psychiatrist. If you would like advice on the specialty areas or on accessing the most suitable psychiatrist for your patient you may direct your referral through the Admission Coordinator.

To access both inpatient and day patient services within Perth Clinic, all patients referred must be under the care of a Perth Clinic accredited psychiatrist.

For further information regarding access to services please contact 08 9481 4888.

Becoming Accredited

Being a Perth Clinic Accredited Psychiatrist is a great opportunity for you and your patients.

As an Accredited Psychiatrist you will work in accordance with our By-Laws which are designed to ensure the hospital provides the highest quality of care to patients whilst ensuring compliance with relevant clinical and legislative standards.

To apply for accreditation simply complete the Application for Accreditation which accompanies the Perth Clinic By-Laws. Application forms can also be requested by contacting the Executive Support Officer on 9488 2980.

Completed application forms, along with supporting information including copies of current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration (which must show that the registration is current and unconditional) and Certificate of Currency of Medical Indemnity Insurance (including sum insured) should be returned to the Executive Support Officer who will forward them to the Perth Clinic Credentialing Committee. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application. Approval for accreditation to Perth Clinic is for a maximum of three years following which a new application will be required.

All accredited doctors are required to provide Perth Clinic copies of their annual Medical Indemnity cover and unconditional certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Treatment Programs

Perth Clinic offers a wide range of group therapy programs for inpatients and day patients as well as a range of specialised service.

Inpatient Groups Include:

  • DBT Primer (1 week intensive)
  • Psychoeducation and mood management recovery skills
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Addictions program
  • Adolescent CBT program
  • Creative engagement
  • Stress management
  • Art therapy

Day Patient Program Options Include:

Specialised Programs Include:

  • Outreach Program
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Repetitive Transmagnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

Patients must be under the care of a Perth Clinic accredited practitioner to access any of our treatment services.

Professional Development

Perth Clinic offers a range of services to Accredited Practitioners and referring doctors.

Dinner Club Meetings

Each year Perth Clinic hosts four dinner club meetings. These are open to accredited practitioners, referring GP’s and psychiatric liaison team members.

Each meeting includes an informal presentation regarding current mental health treatment as well as an overview of Perth Clinic facilities and treatment programs. Participants can also network whilst enjoying a delicious meal prepared by our experienced chef.

For further information on upcoming events see our “News” section.

ECT Training Program

Perth Clinic is a leader in the field of ECT. Each year the Clinic hosts a number of courses offered by the WA ECT Program. The course is open to all practitioners working in ECT and provides three days of theoretical and hands on training in our well established facility. For further information in the ECT Training Program contact Jamie or Brenda?

GP Liaison

Perth Clinic has a GP liaison program to promote awareness of mental health and to provide information on Perth Clinic programs and referral processes. If you would to be contacted or visited by our GP Liaison Officer please contact

Peer Review

A weekly peer review session is available to accredited practitioners. This provides an opportunity to discuss current treatments and practice issues.

Perth Clinic Patients Get Better. Faster.

Perth Clinic is the leading provider of acute mental health care in Western Australia.

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