Appointments

Should I book 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 common psychiatric conditions treated in our clinic. Neuropsychiatry involves mental health symptoms arising from medical conditions affecting the brain. It can include head injuries and stroke that cause mental health issues and dementia conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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 a 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

Click here for more information on the Marian Centre.

More information on your first appointment

Your first appointment will last for an hour. There will be out-of-pocket expenses. Please discuss expenses and payment options when you book your appointment.

Complete either the 20 minute or 5-minute questionnaire before your first visit. The 20-minute questionnaire provides me with more information to assist you, however if you do not have the time, you may instead complete the shorter, 5-minute version. Click below to download either questionnaire.

20-Minute QUESTIONNAIRE (Word Format)

20-Minute QUESTIONNAIRE (pdf Format)

or

5-Minute QUESTIONNAIRE (Word Format)

5-Minute QUESTIONNAIRE (pdf Format)

Please arrive 20 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time in order to complete the necessary forms.

During your first appointment, a comprehensive psychiatric assessment will take place. You can help by answering the questions as best you can. Feel free to make notes beforehand and discuss this during the consultation. Please bring a list of all your current medication, or even bring the medication with you.

You are encouraged to attend with someone that knows you well. This person may be in a position to contribute by providing additional information.

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 to an hour-long depending on your needs. Out of pocket expenses apply. You are encouraged to discuss expenses when booking your next appointment.

What about emergencies?

Dr Hugo does not provide 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

Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted face-to-face consultations and meetings. Alternatives to in-person consultations include using the phone, MS Teams, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.

For more information on Telehealth consultations click here.