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?
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.
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.
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.
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.