Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services
The Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services are delivered by the Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SMHET) based at Southland Hospital and the Emergency Psychiatric Service based at Dunedin Hospital. Dunedin Hospital also provide a Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service.
There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you recieve during your stay.
To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility