Should I seek an appointment?
If you are over 18 years old and struggle with cognitive difficulties, anxiety, depression, or psychosis then you will benefit from a consultation.
Dr Hugo has extensive expertise and experience in treating psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions. Anxiety, depression and psychosis are psychiatric conditions whereas neuropsychiatry involves mental health symptoms arising from medical conditions affecting the brain.
If in doubt then seek advice from your GP.
If you are going through a particularly difficult time right now then stop and dial the Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) on 1300 555 788, or Lifeline 13 11 14 or 000. If you are not in Australia then click here.
How do I make an appointment?
Consult with your GP and obtain a referral. A referral is valid for 12 months. You may also be referred by another specialist, in which case the referral is valid for 3 months.
Call 08 9486 7399 for appointments.
The address is: Marian Centre, 190 Cambridge Street, Wembley WA 6014 Australia
Can I have more information regarding my first appointment?
Your first appointment will last for an hour and there will be out of pocket expenses. Please discuss expenses and payment options when you book your appointment.
Please complete either the 20-minute or 5-minute questionnaire before your first visit. The 20-minute questionnaire provides a lot more information for me to work with, but we are all busy so you can also give the shorter 5-minute version a go. Click below to download it.
Please arrive 20 minutes before the time in order to complete the necessary forms.
During your first appointment, a comprehensive psychiatric assessment will be done. You can help by answering the many questions as best you can. If you want you can also bring notes or summaries with. Please bring a list of all your current medications, or better still just bring all your pills with you.
You are encouraged to attend with someone that knows you well as this person may be in a position to contribute by providing collateral information.
Please write down any questions that you may have so that you don’t forget to ask all the questions you want.
All information will be handled with the strictest confidentiality. A report will be provided for your GP.
Will there be further appointments?
Follow-up appointments are 30 minutes or an hour long depending on the need. Out of pocket expenses apply and you are encouraged to discuss it when you make the booking.
Do you visit nursing homes?
Yes, it is possible in selected cases, please liaise with the receptionist when you book your appointment.
What about emergencies?
Dr Hugo does not provide an emergency service. Please call 000, your GP, or consider attending an Emergency Department near you. You can also dial the Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) on 1300 555 788 or Lifeline 13 11 14