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Referral

Sydney Local Health District staff and General Practitioners can make referrals to Drug Health Services.

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Sydney Local Health District Staff can:

  • Order a Hospital Consultation Liaison via eMR or pager
  • Refer patients directly to the appropriate Drug Health Service
  • Call the Drug Health Services Centralised Intake Line on 1800 793 466 for general referrals or new patients

General Practitioners can make a referral to:

Drug Health Staff Specialist Email: SLHD-RPADrugHealth@health.nsw.gov.au
Fax: 02 9515 8970
GP Liaison for Alcohol and Other Drug Support Email: SLHD-GLAD@health.nsw.gov.au
Drug Health Services Centralised Intake Line  Phone: 1800 793 466
Email: SLHD-DHSIntake@health.nsw.gov.au

Referrals to other Local Health Districts

Each NSW Health local health district has a local central intake telephone line to connect people with alcohol and other drug services in that region. Visit NSW Health for local central intake line details.

Information exchange for safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people

Information exchange provisions under Chapter 16A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 allows for the flow of information between government agencies and non-government organisations to facilitate collaboration in the provision of services to vulnerable children and their families.

All requests under Chapter 16A need to be forwarded to our Sydney Local Health District Child Protection team via email on SLHD-ChildProtect@health.nsw.gov.au

Visit NSW Health for details on requests for information under Chapter 16A.

Community support services

Guide to Alcohol and Other Drugs Support – Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network (CESPHN)

Mental Health Services – Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network (CESPHN)

Training, resources and webinars for clinicians – Matilda Centre, University of Sydney
Drug and Alcohol Research Connections – a joint publication of the collaborative network of alcohol and other drug research centres; National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW; National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University; and National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University

NSW Drug & Alcohol Health Services Library

The NSW Drug & Alcohol Health Services Library is a state-wide service offering assistance to NSW drug health professionals with a range of drug and alcohol related information needs.

To find out more contact the Library Manager, Mira Branezac on 02 9515 7430 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am–5pm).