The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free phone-in service exclusively for GPs, where you can talk directly with a qualified psychiatrist to help manage the mental health care of your patients.
You can call seeking information and advice about specific cases or just make some general enquiries.
Advice includes, but is not limited to, diagnosis, medication, investigation, treatment pathways and safety planning.
A record of the enquiry, including the Psychiatrist’s advice, will be sent to the GP after each call.
Open: 7am until 7pm (AEST), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) for free expert advice
Call: 1800 16 17 18
This is NOT a triage, referral, or crisis support service.
For a 24/7 Queensland specific acute and crisis support service, call 1300 MH CALL (1 300 64 2255) for advice and assessment.
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