Referrals and Assessments

Refer an adult

Please be advised that you can refer to St Patrick’s Mental Health Services electronically via healthlink or via your GP Practice IT Management System

Alternatively, click here to download the referral form.

Adolescent GP Referral Form

Please be advised that you can refer to St Patrick’s Mental Health Services electronically via healthlink or via your GP Practice IT Management System

Alternatively, click here to download the referral form.

At St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS), we have a number of referral pathways for our mental health programmes and treatment options.

Make a referral

We treat a wide range of mental health issues, including obsessive–compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, addiction and dual diagnosis, depression, bipolar education, psychosis recovery, eating disorders, mood and anxiety, and the mental health of older adults.

You can use the channels below to refer to our services. During the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are continuing to accept inpatient and outpatient referrals: you can find out more about this here.

If you have any queries regarding a referral to our services, please contact the Referral and Assessment Service on 01 249 3635.

Click here for information on how to refer while Healthlink and GP Practice Management Systems are down.

  • eReferral

    eReferrals can be sent electronically via Healthlink or your GP Practice IT Management System (such as Socrates or HealthOne).

    Simply select "St Patrick's Mental Health Services" from the private hospital list and then "Psychiatric Referral Service" from departments.

    After this is completed, our team will respond. 

    eReferrals step-by-step guide for GP Practice Management Software

  • Refer using a referral form

    Download and complete either the adolescent or adult referral form as required.

    Fax the completed form to our Referral and Assessment Service at 01 249 3609 (this fax machine is located in a secure area, only accessible by appropriate staff).

    We are also connected to the Health Service Executive (HSE) Secure Healthmail Service, which is available for free to all GPs. You can send secure email queries to referrals@stpatsmail.com.

    The patient will either be contacted directly by a member of the Referral and Assessment Service or a team member may contact you directly to discuss the referral.

    For further enquiries, you can contact the Referral and Assessment Service at 01 249 3635.

Free-of-charge assessment

We are improving the way we assess referrals in order to improve speed of access. This is in response to feedback from service users and referrers about the waiting times to access initial outpatient assessment in our Dean Clinics.

  • Learn more

    It is important to note that referrals for inpatient admission will continue to be managed in the same way and will not be impacted by this change.

    Any referrals received after 24 November 2017 for the Dean Clinic free-of-charge assessments will be transferred into our new Referral and Assessment service and will now receive a free-of-charge assessment by an experienced mental health nurse. This will allow for more prompt and efficient mental health assessments and onward referral to the most appropriate service. 

    Service users can access this assessment from their own home, without the need to travel to a clinic. A range of communications technologies, including telephone and audio visual technologies such as Skype or FaceTime, will  be used to provide the assessment. The choice of communication with the Referral and Assessment service will be based on the preference of the service user. 

    Admissions policy and procedures are governed by the Mental Health Act 2001.

Healthmail

We are securely connected to the Health Service Executive (HSE) secure clinical email system, Healthmail.

Healthmail

If you have a Healthmail email address, you can use it to securely send clinical information to your contacts in SPMHS.

If you do not have a secure Healthmail email address, you can sign up for free here.

Please note that there is a waiting list in operation and cases are prioritised, so your patient should be prepared for the possibility of some delay in admission.

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eReferral Guides for Socrates, Healthone and HPM

In this section

Referral forms

Referral forms

Adult

Please be advised that you can refer to St Patrick’s Mental Health Services electronically via healthlink or via your GP Practice IT Management System

For more information, please read our eReferrals guide for GP Practice Management System.

Alternatively, click here to download the referral form.

Adolescent

Please be advised that you can refer to St Patrick’s Mental Health Services electronically via healthlink or via your GP Practice IT Management System

For more information, please read our eReferrals guide for GP Practice Management System.

Alternatively, click here to download the referral form.

Contact numbers

Contact numbers

General enquiries
01 249 3200

Referral and Assessment Service
01 249 3635

Support and Information Line
01 249 3333

Healthmail Update

Healthmail Update

Please note that we have learned that, in some cases, emails sent by SPMHS to Healthmail email addresses are marked as spam due to a new filtering feature from Healthmail. While the issue has been resolved, we suggest that GPs check Healthmail spam folders to release any emails directed there in error.

Support and Information

We provide free support and information for GPs and healthcare professionals regarding services available in St Patrick's.

01 249 3333 Support & Information Service

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