How can I see a psychiatrist immediately?

A referral is usually required to see a psychiatrist in Australia and New Zealand. Your GP or other doctor can make a referral for you. In an emergency, you can see a psychiatrist in the emergency department of a hospital or community health center.

Updated on March 12, 2023

How do I make an appointment? When can I make an appointment?

You may have to wait a few weeks to see a psychiatrist.

If you need care sooner than that, tell the receptionist when you make your appointment. They may put you on the cancellation list to get you in sooner.

Some psychiatrists work after-hours or on weekends. This makes it easier for you to combine your appointments with work, school, or other activities.

Where do I go to see a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists' offices are located in private counseling offices, community clinics, public and private hospitals.

If you live in a remote area, you may be able to get an appointment over the Internet (telemedicine).

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