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Older People's Mental Health Service - Royal North Shore Hospital

Level 3

Community Health Centre

Royal North Shore

2C Herbert St

St Leonards


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Older People's Mental Health Service - Royal North Shore Hospital

Contact us

Referrals and enquiries please contact the Mental Health Line on: 1800 011 511

General enquiries: 02 9462 9333


Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 16:30

 What we do

RNS Older People's Mental Health Service (OPMHS) provides a community based specialist mental health assessment, diagnosis, care coordination and treatment for older people who have developed or are at risk of developing a mental health problem.

Mental Health problems may include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicide ideas and moderate to severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

The team works collaboratively with consumers, carers, general practitioners, and other services to support early intervention and recovery for older people with mental health problem.

The services are delivered by a range of health professionals with skills and expertise in mental health problems affecting older people and people with age-related frailty. This includes specialist old-age psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, and social workers.

 What to bring

  • Staff will advise via telephone what to bring if required.

 When to visit us

  • The Older People‚Äôs Mental Health Service is provided to people living within the Lower North Shore region within their homes, residential aged care facilities, and in clinic environments at Royal North Shore Community Health Centre.
  • People aged 60 years and over, who have developed or are at risk of developing a mental health problem.
  • People under 65 years, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged 50 and older, can also access this service if it is suitable for their needs.

 How to visit us

Exit off Pacific Highway and the M1 will take you to the hospital on Reserve Road in St Leonards

Bus Route 114 stops directly at the hospital

The hospital is close to St Leonards train station

The hospital is a 5 minute walk from St Leonards Station

Street and multi storey car parking are available on the Royal North Shore hospital campus. Fees apply, so please check signage. Concession parking rates are available for patients and carers. Click here for more details.

 Referral information

  • Self referral
  • GP referral
  • Nursing referral
  • Allied Health referral
  • Medical referral

 Other information

Can transport be organised for people to attend?

Limited transport is available, if you need to arrange transport the service can discuss options.


Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?

There is no cost to patients who are Medicare Card holders.

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