Public Sydney Psychologist & Psychiatrist Services

Accessing mental health care can be a challenge. Some initial questions that people have are 1) Who do I speak to? 2) Do I need a referral? 3) What the wait times and fees? It can be confusing and overwhelming; especially in the midst of dealing with a new mental health concern. We’ve put together a list, all on one page, of public mental health services in Sydney. Here you find public Sydney psychiatrists, mental health nurses and social workers. Some Sydney psychologists and occupational therapists work at these clinics.

 

Which clinic should I call?

We suggest you call the clinic closest to you. Often the receptionist will ask you where you live when you call. Clinics only see clients who live nearby. If you have called the wrong clinic, the receptionist there will give you the right number to call.

 

What if I call after hours?

If you call at night or early in the morning, you will probably hear a recorded message. Take a note of the after-hours number that is mentioned. After-hours you will be speaking to a mental health clinician, however, there can sometimes be a bit of a wait. If it is an emergency, call ‘000’.

 

Who will I speak to when I call?

During business hours your call will be answered by a receptionist. Generally, the person answering will not be a mental health clinician. However, they are likely to be experienced and will know where to direct you. If you are calling for the first time, they will probably direct you towards triage.

 

Mental Health Triage

Most of these clinics have experienced mental health clinician triage referrals and calls. They work locally, Sydney psychologist, social workers and mental health nurses usually perform this role. The person working in triage will want to know your contact details. They will also ask you lots of clarifying questions to better understand your concerns.

 

Central Sydney

Canterbury Community, Health Centre,

Address: Canterbury Community, Health Centre, Canterbury Hospital, Thorncraft Parade, Campsie NSW 2194

Phone: 02 9787 0600

Croydon Community, Health Centre,

Address: Croydon Community, Health Centre, 24 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW 2132
Phone: 02 9378 1100

Camperdown Community, Health Centre,

Address: Camperdown Community, Health Centre, King George V Building, 67-79 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Phone: 02 9515 9000

Marrickville Community, Health Centre,

Address: Marrickville Community Health Centre 155 Livingstone Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
Phone: 02 9562 0500

 

Northern Community, Health Centre

Brookvale Community, Health Centre,

Address: 612/624 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia

Phone : +61293885000

Northern Beaches OTP Clinic

Address: Brookvale Community Health Care Centre, 620 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia

Phone : +61293885111

RNS Community, Health Centre,

Address: 2C Herbert St, St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia

Phone : +61299267111

Primary & Community Care Services

Address: 7/1 Central Ave, Thornleigh NSW 2120, Australia

Phone : +61294778700

Community Northern Beaches

Address: 52 Raglan St, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

Phone : +61299771066

Northern Beaches health space

Address: 337/341 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport NSW 2106, Australia

Phone : +61280902771

Northern Beaches Hospital

Address: 105 Frenchs Forest Rd W, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086, Australia

Phone : +61291055000

Community Connect Northern Beaches

Address: 28 Fisher Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099, Australia

Phone : +61492955845

Community Health, Mona Vale Hospital

Address: Coronation St, Mona Vale NSW 2103, Australia

Phone : +61299986300

North Sydney Medical Centre

Address: Shop 2/51 Berry St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia

Phone : +61299223022

St George Community Health Centre

Address: Grace St, Sydney NSW 2210, Australia

Phone : +61295342555

North Sydney Community Centre

Address: 220 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia

Phone : +61299222299

Blacktown Community Health Centre

Address: 1 Marcel Cres, Blacktown NSW 2148, Australia

Phone : +61298818700

Redfern Community Health Centre

Address: 103-105 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia

Phone: +61293950444

 

Central Coast Community Health Centre

Toukley Community Health Centre

Address: 1A Hargraves St, Toukley NSW 2263, Australia

Phone: +61 43965111

Kincumber Community Health Centre

Address: 20 Kincumber St, Kincumber NSW 2251, Australia

Phone: +61243692355

Long Jetty Community Health Centre

Address: 64 Wyong Rd, Killarney Vale NSW 2261, Australia

Phone : +61243367800

Woy Woy Community Health Centre

Address: Cnr Kathleen Street and, Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy 2256, Australia

Phone : +61243448432

Gosford Community Health Centre (Citigate, North Gosford)

Address: 451 Pacific Hwy, North Gosford NSW 2250, Australia

Phone : +61243287888

Central Coast Clinic

Address: 21 Vidler Ave, Woy Woy NSW 2256, Australia

Phone : +61243419522

Wyong Kanwal Community Health Centre

Address: Block D, Health Services Building Wyong Hospital Campus, 664 Pacific Hwy, Hamlyn Terrace NSW 2263, Australia

Phone: +61243948229

 

South Eastern Community Health Centre

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Address: 301 Forbes St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

Phone : +61293828666

 

Nepean Blue Mountains Community Health Centre

Penrith Community Health Centre

Address:Soper Pl, Penrith NSW 2750, Australia

Phone:+61247329400

Lemongrove Community Health Centre

Address: 13-29 Gascoigne St, Penrith NSW 2750, Australia

Phone: +61247344800

Cranebrook Community Health Centre

Address: Laycock St & Borrowdale Way, Cranebrook NSW 2749, Australia

Phone: +61247305100

Nepean Mental Health Centre

Address: 46/60 Derby St, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia

Phone: +61247342544

Springwood Community Health Centre

Address: 288-292 Macquarie Rd, Springwood NSW 2777, Australia

Phone: +61247510100

Mount Druitt Community Health Centre

Address: Cnr Buran and, Kelly Cl, Mount Druitt NSW 2770, Australia

Phone: +61298811200

St George Community Health Centre

Address: Grace St, Sydney NSW 2210, Australia

Phone: +61295342555

Lawson Community Health Centre

Address: 8-12 Honour Ave, Lawson NSW 2783, Australia

Phone: +61247598700

 

South Western Community Health Centre

Budyari (Miller) Community Health Centre

Address: 18 Woodward Cres, Miller NSW 2168, Australia

Phone: +61287818020

Bankstown Community Health Centre

Address: 36-38 Raymond St, Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia

Phone: +61297802777

Cabramatta Community Health Centres

Address: 7 Levuka St, Cabramatta NSW 2166, Australia

Phone: +61287174000

Narellan Community Health Centre

Address: 14 Queen St, Narellan NSW 2567, Australia

Phone : +61246403500

Mount Druitt Community Health Centre

Address: Cnr Buran and, Kelly Cl, Mount Druitt NSW 2770, Australia

Phone: +61298811200

Ingleburn Community Health Centre

Address: 59A Cumberland Rd, Ingleburn NSW 2565, Australia

Phone: +61287884200

Lithgow Community Mental Health

Address: Cnr Col Drewe Drive and, Great Western Hwy, NSW 2790, Australia

Phone: +61263502555

 

Illawarra Shoalhaven Community Health Centre

Nowra Community Health Centre

Address: 5-7 Lawrence Ave, Nowra NSW 2541, Australia

Phone: +61244246300

ST Georges Basin Community Health Centre

Address: 21 Meriton St, St Georges Basin NSW 2540, Australia

Phone: +61244437646

Culburra Community Health Centre

Address: Prince Edward Ave & Canal Street, Culburra Beach NSW 2540, Australia

Phone: +61244472055

Ulladulla Mental Health Service

Address: 100 St Vincent St, Ulladulla NSW 2539, Australia

Phone: +61244551840

Kiama Integrated Primary and Community Health Centre

Address: 14B Bonaire St, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia

Phone: +61242331033

 

Can I get an appointment to see a Sydney Psychiatrist at these clinics?

Generally, when you call these numbers you will be directed to the local triage mental health clinician. It’s unlikely that you will be speaking to a Sydney psychiatrist straightaway. The triage person is based locally; either a Sydney psychologist, nurse or social worker. They will take your details, ask you a lot of questions to try to understand what’s going on for you.

In most cases, someone from their triage team will get back to you in the next couple of days. Their local team might do an assessment in person and a psychiatrist may be involved.

 

Can I get a case managed at one of these clinics?

Each clinic has its own unique way of working. Case management is provided for a longer-term client of these services. For clients who are being seen at the clinic for 3 or more months generally. Case managers are mental health clinicians. Over time, they develop close professional relationships with their clients. They provide support, mental health education advocacy and help link their clients in their local area.

 

Sydney psychologists that provide case management

As mentioned earlier each clinic is slightly different. Some clinics have a psychologist who provides case management services and therapy for their case managed clients. If you are a public case managed client you can also see an external psychologist in Sydney privately for therapy.

 

Knowing where to get care in Sydney

It’s hard knowing where to turn to get help. Your family doctor or GP is probably your best bet. We hope this list of public mental health services has helped. We do our best to keep the list up to date, and apologies in advance if any phone numbers have changed.

 

Our Sydney Psychiatrists and Psychologists

At Epsychiatry we work with Psychiatrists in Sydney and Psychologists. However, after the COVID19 outbreak, we are now an entirely telehealth based service. We no longer run our regional clinics. If you would like to see a Sydney Psychologist or Psychiatrist send our friendly support team a message to book an appointment.