The Detoxification Unit at the Herbert Street Clinic is an 11 bed, 7 day / 24 hour, inpatient unit at Royal North Shore Hospital. The unit provides medically supervised withdrawal management from alcohol and drugs along with an educational/therapeutic program which includes groups and case management. Provision of comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment as well as aftercare planning are also a core component of the program.



Individuals requiring inpatient withdrawal management.


Self referrals, families, friends, General Practitioners, medical and nursing staff and other health workers.  In most cases, client must call for a telephone assessment. Referrals for patients outside of Northern Sydney Local Health District will be considered.

Urgent cases

Contact Intake Officer, phone 02 9463 2533.

Other information

Acute mental health or medical problems will need to be addressed prior to admission.

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Royal North Shore Hospital, Building 8,
Herbert Street,
St Leonards, NSW 2065

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Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Intake is from 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday.

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02 9463 2533