Our Clinic: About New Farm Clinic

About New Farm Clinic

New Farm Clinic is a specialist Mental Health facility fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. It is located 3km from the CBD in the Brisbane suburb of New Farm. New Farm Clinic is recognised as a leader in the provision of private mental health care in Australia and is affiliated with the University of Queensland providing placements for Psychiatric Registrars, Medical and Nursing students. The Clinic offers a range of inpatient and day patient programs that specialise in the treatment of mood disorders, eating disorders, psycho-geriatrics and general acute psychiatry.

The hospital is owned by Ramsay Health Care, which is the largest & most reputable private hospital service operator in Australia and now with facilities in Indonesia, France and the UK. The company is recognised for providing excellence in health care and is a leader in the private psychiatric sector.

New Farm Clinic offers a comprehensive range of services and facilities. The Clinic is comprised of three inpatient units, a Day Centre, an Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Suite, Community Outreach Service and Consulting Suites to ensure a continuum of care is provided for our patients.

  • The inpatient units provide care for private patients with an acute mental health condition. New Farm Clinic provides a specialised and comprehensive assessment and treatment programs for the broad spectrum of Psychiatric Disorders incorporating acute, chronic, primary and secondary disorders.

    The Mood Disorders Program is the Clinic's largest service and provides treatment for the full range of mood disorders including patients suffering, but not limited to, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Mania, Personality Disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The Elderly Assessment program provides treatment to elderly patients suffering from a variety of psychiatric illnesses including Anxiety and Depressive Disorders as well as organic conditions. The Program offers a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of psychiatric disorders in the elderly to determine short term interventions and treatments.

    At New Farm Clinic, we have been successfully treating eating disorders and the underlying psychological factors for over 15 years. We offer a safe, empathetic environment in which sufferers of eating disorders can gradually regain control of their life through medical, social and psychological support. New Farm Clinic is the only private facility in Queensland that offers a dedicated Eating Disorders Program.

  • The Day Centre provides group therapy to support patients following discharge and patients not requiring hospital admission. Group therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, eating difficulties, and personality disorders. New Farm Clinic offers a number of Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy based programs with both day and evening sessions available.

  • New Farm Clinic operates an Electroconvulsive Therapy Service four mornings per week in a modern ECT Suite. The Clinic received a commendation from Queensland Health for the introduction and implementation of its extensive ECT Information Package.

  • New Farm Clinic offers the largest private community mental health service in Queensland which provides Community Outreach Services ('Hospital in the Home') for Patients in their own home. The Community Outreach Service's primary goals are to facilitate recovery minimising the effects of illness and reduce the length and frequency of hospital based admissions. Case Managers support the Patient, family members and carers to manage and improve overall quality of life of the Patient.

  • Established within the grounds are professional Consulting Suites which accommodate fifteen specialist Psychiatrists and two Psychologists. The Consulting Suites also offers a timely, systematic and multi-disciplinary service for the diagnosis and management of memory disorders.

  • There are currently 47 credentialed Psychiatrists with admitting privileges to New Farm Clinic.

Our staff are dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care and service in all areas, from pre-admission to discharge. To attend any of the programs offered at New Farm Clinic, it is necessary to be under the care of a psychiatrist with admitting privileges to the hospital. The contact telephone number for our Patient Services Manager is (07) 3254 9133 and fax is (07) 3358 4781.

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