You can arrive at the UMHCC between 1.30 pm – 11.00 pm each day (last referrals at 9.30pm), including weekends and public holidays. If you can, call ahead on 08 8448 9100 to let us know you are on your way.
SA Police and Mental Health Triage can refer directly on 08 8448 9100. SA Ambulance can refer via the SAAS Health Navigator.
In response to the current COVID situation, and to ensure we can continue to stay open to meet the needs of our guest, when visiting the UMHCC at the moment you’ll notice that the team are wearing masks, goggles and gowns.
The Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC) provides high-engagement support in a calm, "lounge room like" space to help with urgent mental health needs.
As an alternative to going to hospital emergency for a mental health crisis, we offer free, urgent support to understand what will help right now, and then if needed, the right support for later.
Using a combination of peer-led recovery and clinical support, we provide evidence-based, caring, safe and inclusive urgent mental health support.
The UMHCC offers an alternative to presenting at hospital Emergency Departments for a mental health crisis. The UMHCC accepts emergency services referrals until 9:30 pm each day, including weekends and public holidays.
Throughout the stay at the centre, we work closely with each person to reduce distress, understand their immediate needs and develop a care plan for support into the future.
Drawing from leading international research, we focus on what works to support people in a mental health crisis. With a long history of providing complex recovery-based support, we match the support to each person's needs.