Who we see

ASB1173_WEB_070Summit Health gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from the Country SA PHN via the Australian Government Department of Health and SA Government Health.

 1. Children

  • Children from the age of 4-12 years can be seen by our child specialist clinicians

2. Youth

  • Young people aged from 13 to adult can be seen by our youth specialist clinicians

3. Adults

  • Adults experiencing short term mental health issues
  • Pregnant women and women with babies between 0 – 3 years experiencing anxiety and depression
  • People experiencing chronic and ongoing mental health issues
  • People experiencing thoughts of suicide

Access and Eligibility

  1. Individuals are deemed by their GP to be of low income and not in a financial position to access services requiring gap payments
  2. Individual satisfies program eligibility criteria for one or more of the programs offered by Summit Health Mental Health Services
  3. GP completes Mental Health Treatment Plan (Item 2715/2717 or 2700/2701) for the initial session package
  4. Completed treatment plan is faxed to Summit Health 8406 7760
  5. Referral is triaged and allocated to the most appropriate Program by the Mental Health Team
  6. Appointment scheduled
  7. Services are provided from a range of locations including;
    • Mt Barker
    • Stirling
    • Gumeracha
    • Strathalbyn
    • Victor Harbour
    • Goolwa
    • Kingscote
  8. Mental Health Treatment Plans provide access to up to 6 appointments. Generally no more than 2 Treatment Plans can be accessed in a 12 month period.

Patients NOT eligible for Summit Health Mental Health Services

  • Patients receiving services through other state or federally funded programs for the same health issue.
  • Patients with acquired brain injury and/or significant neurological impairment.
  • Patients with current Workcover claim.
  • Patients with compensation claims eg. victims of crime
  • Patients who require court report for any legal issue.

Mental Health Emergency – we are not an emergency service.

For emergencies please call the Rural & Remote Mental Health Team: Ph 131 465. This is a 24 hour telephone triage service staffed by mental health clinicians. Anyone can call this number for advice and guidance.