Acute inpatient mental health services provide voluntary and in-voluntary short-term in-patient management and treatment during an acute phase of mental illness, until the person has recovered enough to be treated effectively and safely in the community. These services are located within acute general hospitals.
- Short-term inpatient management and treatment of mental illness.
- A range of therapeutic interventions and programs including assisting with daily living skills and group activities.
You need a referral from the Acute Community Intervention Service (ACIS).
AMHS triage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Acute inpatient mental health services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.
Acute inpatient mental health services fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for information.
Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.