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RNS - CADE Clinic (Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation)

Reserve Road
Royal North Shore Hospital
Level 3, Main Building

St Leonards


RNS - CADE Clinic (Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation)

 Contact us


[email protected]


Please note: email is the preferred method for receiving referrals.


The CADE Clinic receives referrals from Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm


Appointments are usually scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to need and availability.

 What we do

The CADE (Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) Clinic is a specialist service and research centre for mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.


We provide clinical assessments regarding the diagnosis and management of mood disorders. These assessments may be conducted in-person at the CADE Clinic or via the Mood-T (telehealth) service. Telehealth appointments will be offered on a case-by-case basis.


We provide assessments for adolescents and adults (aged 16 - 65 years) with suspected or diagnosed mood disorders which include:
•    Depression
•    Bipolar Disorder


Please note: The clinic does not provide assessments for other primary diagnoses such as substance misuse, eating disorders and is not suited to patients with current comorbid conditions nor for legal purposes, insurance determinations, Centrelink claims or academic exemptions and does not offer continuing management.

 What to bring

A referral from a GP or Psychiatrist is required to be seen at the CADE Clinic. A referral form is available from our website, or can be downloaded here External Link.


The CADE Clinic and Mood-T are bulk-billing services and assessments come at no cost to patients. Therefore, it is essential that a patient is enrolled in Medicare and a Medicare number is provided at the time of referral.

 When to visit us

 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 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 External Link for more details.

The CADE Clinic is located on the ground floor (level 3) within the main building of Royal North Shore Hospital. When you enter through the main doors, follow the signs to the clinical services building. Just before you reach the clinical services building, the CADE Clinic will be on your left.

 Referral information

The CADE Clinic receives referrals via email. Please complete the referral form available here External Link or via our website:


Email the referral form or direct any queries regarding referrals to: [email protected] External Link

 Other information

Please ensure you bring your Medicare information with you when you arrive. You may have been provided with some questionnaires to complete at home prior to arrival at the CADE Clinic. Please ensure these are completed and emailed through to the clinic prior to your assessment. 

 Related links

For further information regarding the clinic as well as useful educational resources, please visit the CADE Clinic website: