How to refer patients to Akkadian Health

We accept referrals sent to us directly via:

    Fax: 08 5117 3206
    Secure messages:

    Argus: or Healthlink: 'akkadian'

Valid Referrals

  • Must contain sufficient patient medical history and presenting complaint information.
  • Must include a specific request for an ADHD assessment where that is intended.
  • Must be addressed to 'Akkadian Health' or one of our practitioners. For Medicare reasons we cannot accept referrals made out to other clinicians or service providers.

Incomplete or incorrectly addressed referrals will be rejected and patients will not be offered the option to book an appointment (we will let you and/or the patient know if this is the case). Reasons for referral rejections are listed below.

For Psychology services, a valid referral letter must be accompanied by a Mental Health Treatment/Care Plan to access the Better Access iniative for Medicare rebates.

We do not prescribe medication (unless the patient resides in SA)

If patients are diagnosed with ADHD, our comprehensive treatment plan guides the referring GP to prescribe and manage any recommended medication. It is your responsibility to enact the treatment plan (which includes initiating the recommended medication) and provide the necessary follow-up care. Refer to our FAQ : "What if I need medication?" for more information.

For patients located in South Australia, Akkadian Health has established the Akkadian Health Care Centre (SA) staffed by expert clinicians who will prescribe, initiate and monitor 'stimulant' medication for the treatment of ADHD under the guidance of Akkadian Health psychiatrists for patients diagnosed by Akkadian Health. The Care Centre operates on Franklin Street in the Adelaide CBD for convenient teleface-to-face consultations. Please contact the Akkadian Health Care Centre (SA) via email on OR on 1800 290 880 (option #5).

We do not accept referrals from residents of WA or NSW for ADHD Assessments

Every state in Australia has different health department regulations regarding the prescription of Schedule 8 medication used to treat ADHD. WA and NSW currently do not allow referring GPs to initiate medication. If you are referring a patient from WA or NSW and they choose to proceed with an ADHD Assessment from Akkadian Health, please ask the patient to contact us first and be aware that they will need to find a local state-based psychiatrist to initiate medication treatment if they are diagnosed with ADHD.

Why refer to Akkadian Health?

High-quality end-to-end care for your patients.

Referrals to Akkadian Health services offer comprehensive assessment and management plans (psychiatric assessments under MBS:291) and support for Mental Health Treatment Plans under the Better Access initiative (psychology).


Telehealth allows us to provide mental health services that are convenient and accessible.


Whilst we are not a bulk-bill clinic, our fees are highly competitive and we endeavour to minimise the out-of-pocket expenses for all patients.


We offer industry best wait-times and quick turn-arounds on assessment reports and management plans.


We quickly process referrals and offer patients an online booking system.

Rejected Referrals

There are several reasons why we might reject* a referral...

Incomplete InformationIncorrectly addressed or incomplete referrals will be rejected and patients will not be offered the option to book an appointment until these matters are addressed.
High RiskWe cannot take over care of patients with recent ED admissions or suicidal ideation. 'Private' services are not appropriate for acute mental health conditions as wait times apply.
Unsupported ServiceRequests for services that we do not currently support (e.g. Autism assessments, Eating disorder concerns, full neuropsych reports, ongoing 'treatment' by a psychiatrist).
Resident of WA or NSW Requests for ADHD Assessments from residents of WA or NSW. Due to local state regulations in relation to the subsequent treatment / prescription of medication, we cannot provide adequate follow-up care for patients in WA or NSW diagnosed with ADHD. Please raise any concerns with your local Office of the Chief Psychiatrist or state health department.
Patient AgeOur psychiatrists will only see pateints over the age of 16 years. Our psychologists offer support for patients from the age of 12.
*In some cases, referrals may be updated and re-submitted for approval and processing e.g. where 'incomplete information' is resolved.

Please review our new FAQ for more detailed information.