South Western Sydney PHN
Consultant Psychiatry Service

This service is funded by South Western Sydney Primary Health Network 


The Consultant Psychiatry Service is commissioned by South Western Sydney PHN.

Experienced panel of Psychiatrists

High quality care from our experienced team with a range of sub-specialities

Flexible access to suit clients

Face to face and telehealth consultations available at many locations across the region

Collaborative capacity building

Support for GPs to treat and manage more severe mental illness

Who Can We Help?

Treatment for clients 12+

Comprehensive treatment plan and review as required, however reporting and assessments not available

Severe and persistent mental illness

Broad spectrum of mental illness treated; excludes neurodevelopmental disorders

Barriers to accessing a psychiatrist

Clients living or working in the region with barriers to accessing a psychiatrist are eligible

How it works


Your GP or nurse practitioner can refer you to Dokotela


Dokotela will contact you to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced Psychiatrists.

Feel Better

Your psychiatrist and GP will work with you to develop and implement a treatment plan for improved mental health and wellbeing


Your appointment will take place from one of our hubs in the region. The appointment may be face to face or via video  conference. 

Our face-to-face locations are GP clinics in the following suburbs, Liverpool (2170), Villawood (2163) and Macquarie Fields (2564). Please see the links below for directions to each clinic.

Trinity Health Care Centre (Liverpool)

Villawood Medical Centre

Mac Fields Medical Centre

Our videoconferencing hubs are run by our Clinical Care Coordinator and are co-located at GP clinics in the following suburbs Gregory Hills (2557), Minto (2566), Padstow (2211) and Tahmoor (2573). Please see the links below for directions to each clinic.

Doctors House Gregory Hills

Minto Mall Medical Centre

Padstow Parade Clinic

Tahmoor Medical Centre

Alternatively, you can have your video conference appointment from your GP clinic or hosted by your treating clinician. Your clinician may be a nurse, psychologist, peer support worker or any other professional helping you with your mental health. Please contact them to discuss when you can go to their practice for your appointment. 

Your clinician will need to join the consult with you. Please ensure you or your clinician have a device with a camera and microphone and a good internet connection.

Wait times for an appointment can be up to 6-8 weeks. If you are flexible with the location of the hub, you may be able to be seen quickly. Please note that Face to Face appointments are in high demand and due to the lower frequency of appointments available at these locations, the wait time for a face to face consultation can be longer.

We can also place you on a cancellation list for an earlier appointment (please send us an email [email protected] requesting to be added to the waitlist after booking your appointment).

Please note that we are not an emergency service. If you do require urgent care, please see your general practitioner, or go to the emergency department at your local hospital.

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