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 services and treatment programmes.

Make a referral

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

You can use the channels below to refer to our services. We are accepting referrals for inpatient, outpatient and homecare services.

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

We have waiting lists in place for some services. Our team works hard to ensure these waiting lists move as quickly as possible, but please note that there may be some time between receiving your referral and your patient beginning treatment.

  • eReferral

    eReferrals can be sent electronically through Healthlink or your GP Practice Management System, such as Socrates or HealthOne.

    To submit an eReferral:

    1. Log into the relevant system
    2. Select “St Patrick’s Mental Health Services” from the private hospital list
    3. Choose "Psychiatric Referral Service" from the list of departments.

    After this is completed, our Referral and Assessment Service team will respond. 

    If you would like more information on referring through these different systems, click here for step-by-step guides.

  • Refer using a referral form

    We provide and accept referral forms which can be sent to our Referral and Assessment Service by fax or Healthmail, the secure clinical email system from the Health Service Executive (HSE).

    You can download our adult referral form here, while the adolescent referral form is available here. Please ensure to complete the form in full before submitting it.

    To submit the form by fax, please send it to 01 249 3609. The fax machine receiving these forms is located in a secure area and can only be accessed by designated staff.

    The forms can also be safely submitted through Healthmail. Please email the referral through to referrals@stpatsmail.com.

    Our Referral and Assessment Service will either contact your patient directly or get in touch with you to discuss the referral in advance.

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

Send clinical information

Send clinical information

We are securely linked to Healthmail, the HSE’s email service which enables healthcare providers to send and receive patient’s clinical information over a protected connection.

If you have a Healthmail email address, you can use it to safely and privately send clinical information, such as prescriptions, to our staff.

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

Learn more about our free-of-charge assessments

Learn more about our free-of-charge assessments

We work to make our referral process as easy as possible. Since 2017, we have improved the way we assess referrals to improve speed of access to our mental health services and treatment programmes. This is in response to feedback from service users and referrers about waiting times to access initial outpatient assessments in our community-based Dean Clinics.

People who are referred to our Dean Clinic network receive a free-of-charge assessment, called a Prompt Assessment of Needs (PAON), with an experienced mental health nurse. This allows for a fast, efficient identification of people’s needs and referral to the most appropriate programme or service.

People can take part in a PAON from their own home, using their preferred means of communication. This includes phone, video and online services, such as Skype, FaceTime or Microsoft Teams.

Please note that the PAON is used for Dean Clinic referrals only; referrals for inpatient and homecare admission are assessed separately.

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

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eReferral Guides for Socrates, Healthone and HPM

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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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