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About

Dokotela provides free telepsychiatry consultations for people living in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith regions who experience severe and complex mental health issues.

Appointments are delivered through secure video conferencing at:

  • Patient's home
  • Office of a support service with which the patient is engaged
  • Nominated general practice (MBS incentive items are available for practice nurses to facilitate appointments)

This service is available to patients living in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith local government areas who:

  • are experiencing mental illness
  • are not currently engaged with public psychiatry services
  • hold a Centrelink issued healthcare, family healthcare, or pension card.

Available to
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • Carers
  • Children (<12)
  • Ex-prisoners
  • LGBTIQA+
  • Men
  • Multicultural community
  • NDIS participants
  • Older persons
  • People living with a disability
  • Rural/farming community
  • Women
  • Young people (12+)
Contact
For GP use: IAR Level of Care
  • High intensity
  • Acute & Specialist
Areas serviced
  • Blue Mountains
  • Hawkesbury
  • Lithgow
  • Penrith
Is there a cost?
No
Is a Referral needed?
Yes
Do I need to book?
Yes
Opening hours

Services provided
  • Over the phone
  • Online

In home service
  • No
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