Mental Health

At North West Private Hospital we offer both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities and services to clients needing this specialised care.

These services can be accessed by private insured, self-insured, DVA and MAIB patients.

Drug & Alcohol detox

For Inpatients

Rivendell Clinic

Rivendell Clinic is a six bed unit within the North West Private Hospital providing specialised psychiatric and psychological assessments and intervention for patients over 16 years of age. Patients can be admitted to Rivendell Clinic under credentialed general practitioners or the visiting medical officer.

At Rivendell Clinic, patients can relax and recover in a private and peaceful environment, where anonymity is protected. All rooms are single with private ensuites and every room has uninterrupted breathtaking sweeping views over Bass Strait and Table Cape.

Patient Eligibility

Patients who are eligible to access the service include those suffering from:

  • Mood disorders including:
    • Bipolar affective disorder (mania without significant behavioural disturbance)
    • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders including:
    • Obsessive compulsive disorders
    • Panic disorders
    • Phobias
    • Post traumatic stress disorders
    • Complex consequences associated by traumatic events
  • Post-natal disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Psychotic disorders (without significant behavioural disturbances)
  • Coping difficulties
  • Stress related issues (e.g. work, relationships)

We are unable to accommodate the following:

  • Involuntary admissions
  • Patients exhibiting threatening and/or violent behaviours
  • Patients with apparent drug and/or alcohol intoxication
  • Patients displaying acutely psychotic behaviour or major cognitive disturbance

Treating Team

The treating team consists of:

  • Private Psychiatrist
  • Medical Officer
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • General Nurses
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Diversional Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Remedical Massage Therapist

Our Psychiatrist and Medical Officer are ECT Accredited.



Experienced staff offer a host of therapeutic interventions such as:

  • One-on-one counselling
  • Group sessions which focus on:
    • Relapse Prevention
    • Skills Building
    • Coping Skills
    • Stress Management
    • Anxiety Reduction
    • Depression Reduction
    • Relaxation
    • Improving Self Esteem
    • Diversional Therapy Activities
    • Personal Fitness

For Outpatients

Psychiatric Outpatient Group

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Groups can be accessed by general practitioner or psychiatrist referral.

This group is psychologically based for people with diagnosed conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress.

Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic

Our consultant psychiatrist provides outpatient consultations and reviews two days per week.

Initial consultations require a general practitioner referral.

Appointments can be made by contacting the hospital's main reception on 03 6432 6000.

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