How to access

If you are worried about your own mental health or that of a friend or relative, take the first step and talk to your GP.

Inpatient admission

If you are a GP or healthcare provider and you feel that your patient or client needs to come directly into hospital, you will need to send an eReferral electronically via Healthlink or via your GP Practice IT Management System.

Alternatively, you can download and complete a either the adolescent or adult referral form and fax the completed form to the Referral and Assessment Service at 01 249 3609.

When the assessment team receives this referral form, your patient or client will be contacted by a member of the assessment team to arrange admission.

For further enquiries, you can contact the Referrals and Assessment Service on 01 249 3635.

Dean Clinic (outpatient service)

For less urgent cases, you can refer your client for a mental health assessment at our community mental health clinics, called the Dean Clinics.

For further enquiries, you can contact the Referral and Assessment service on 01 249 3635.

When the Dean Clinic team receives this referral form, both you and your client will receive confirmation of appointment at the clinic.

Day services

If you wish to refer your client to our day service, you need to complete a Referral form and return it either via fax (01 249 3609) or via post to the Referral and Assessment Service, St Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ Street, Dublin 8 where they will be assessed and referred to the appropriate programme.

For further enquiries, you can contact the Referral and Assessment team at 01 249 3635 or the Support and Information Line on 01 249 3333.
If you have a question about health insurance, you can refer to the Health Insurance - Service User Information section.