In late July 2020 The Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP) was able to recommence clinics at Concord Hospital and the Charles Perkins Centre (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital).
However to ensure the ongoing safety of patients and staff, we have recommenced at a reduced capacity. It is likely that we will operate at this reduced capacity for some time.
As of today 22 September 2020 only the CRGH clinics will function. CPC/RPA clinics may re-commence by the end of September. Community health centre clinics may re-start by mid-October. These dates are updated regularly but of course are subject to the vagaries of the ebbs and flows of the epidemic.
As a result of the above we have made changes to our referral criteria.
- Any person residing within the catchment area of Sydney Local Health District can be referred by their mental health team and/or general practitioner using an eReferral pathway.
- The patient must be aged between 18-65 years of age and
- be receiving treatment for a severe and enduring psychosis or affective disorder.
All referrals will still undergo triage – priority will be given to anyone with a known diagnosis of diabetes, an established history of cardiovascular disease or past high or very high risk for cardiovascular disease using the CVD risk algorithms. Patients without these risk indicators may therefore not be seen by ccCHiP until 2021.
IMPORTANT! Referrals MUST be by the eReferral system. Paper, fax, email referrals will not be accepted.
Unfortunately, we cannot currently accept referrals for patients residing outside the Sydney Local Health District. We would encourage you to check our website in late January 2021 for further updates regarding our capacity and adjusted referral criteria.
If you have any questions in relation to a referral please contact ccCHiP on 02 9767 6027