Adelaide PHN has commissioned Primary Mental Health Care services in the Adelaide metropolitan region.
A centralised referral service receives all referrals from the region and allocate the referrals to the most appropriate provider. This is a same day service which operates from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Provide a comprehensive range of services in the Adelaide region, across the age range and diagnostic criteria (from mild to chronic) with a stepped care approach and will encompass evidence based regional mental health and suicide prevention planning.
Ensure easier access so those in need can be referred to the most appropriate service in the right place and at the right time.
Be closely linked with Country SA PHN to ensure equity and access across the whole of South Australia.
GP-PASA is a unique South Australian service assisting General Practitioners and patients with accessing one-off psychiatric assessments provided under MBS Item Number 291. GP-PASA aims to improve access to clinical psychiatric advice and input for general practitioners and their patients. Psychiatrists participating in the service provide GP-PASA with future available appointments, which are filled by general practitioners for patients appropriate for a one-off psychiatric assessment and management plan under MBS Item Number 291.
Following a review of the service by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and Adelaide Primary Health Network, GP-PASA is now looking for psychiatrists interested in providing appointments.
Being part of GP-PASA is now easier than ever, simply go to the dedicated website www.gppasa.net.au and select PSYCHIATRISTS REGISTRATION from the menu for further information and an electronic sign up form or call GP-PASA directly on 1800 721 899.