We diagnose and treat patients with symptoms and illnesses of the mind and brain, including complex neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

Key points

  • We diagnose and treat people with complex mental health issues, neuropsychiatric, neurocognitive, neurodegenerative and neurological conditions
  • We provide patients and their families with comprehensive assessment and management advice
  • We accept referrals through a GP or other medical specialist
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Neuropsychiatry is a clinical unit of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

As a statewide specialist mental health service, we offer neuropsychiatric assessment and advice to psychiatric, neurological and other medical and mental health services.

We employ a multidisciplinary approach to provide patients and their families with comprehensive assessment and management advice.

Our team has a high level of expertise and knowledge across:

  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Social work
  • Specialist mental health and general nursing

Who can use our service

We assess patients who have a mixture of psychiatric and/or neurological conditions that require specialised diagnosis, investigation and management.

For example:

  • Differentiating severe mental illness from ‘organic disorders’
  • Younger onset dementia, or rare or atypical dementias
  • Movement disorders
  • Complex or treatment-resistant major psychiatric illness
  • Congenital neuropsychiatric disorders

Introduction to the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Neuropsychiatry Unit

Our clinics

Neuropsychology Clinic
The RMH Parkville


We accept referrals for this service

Call Triage on 1300 874 243 to discuss a new referral.

If your patient is currently seeing a clinician at one of our clinics and you would like to discuss treatment or care plans, contact the appropriate local mental health service directly and ask to speak to the key clinician, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

For out of hours support, call Triage. If your patient is presenting in an emergency situation, call 000 for an immediate response.

Special referral instructions

HealthPathways Melbourne provides guidance on best practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients.

Parkville Connect is a secure web-based portal providing GPs, specialists and other health professionals with information in the Parkville electronic medical record (EMR).

Contact us
Neuropsychiatry Unit
(03) 9342 4034
Inpatient Clinic
(03) 9342 8483
The RMH Parkville
Level 2 West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
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Last updated 02 November 2022