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About Seriph Clinics
Seriphs (also serifs) are tiny font embellishments found in written text. They enhance the clarity of individual characters without fundamentally altering them.
Our clinics are named after the humble seriph because we hope to enhance the lives of our patients in a similar way.
St Leonards Square
Suite 209, 490 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065
Onsite 1.5-hour free parking at
St Leonards Square
(entry 77 Nicholson Street)
St Leonards train station
Well-serviced with multiple routes
Crows Nest metro station
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Neuropsychiatry?
Neuropsychiatry is the field of Medicine involved with mental health disorders (psychiatry) arising in the context of brain pathology (neurology). It applies the principles of neuroscience to the understanding and treatment of emotional, behavioural, and cognitive disorders.
Seriph Clinics specialises in both neuropsychiatry and general psychiatry.
How are Neuropsychiatrists different to Psychiatrists and Neurologists?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. They differ to Neurologists who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of physical brain disorders, such as stroke and epilepsy.
Neuropsychiatrists are medical doctors who have trained as Psychiatrists and then subspecialised in the overlap between psychiatry and neurology. In addition to treating general psychiatric conditions, Neuropsychiatrists have particular expertise in:
Intellectual disability mental health
Autism spectrum disorder
Dementia and cognitive disorders
Traumatic brain injuries
Complex psychiatric presentations
What is the fee for seeing a Neuropsychiatrist and Psychiatrist?
Neuropsychiatrists use the same Medicare item numbers as other Psychiatrists, but individual clinician fees may differ. As with other specialist medical appointments, part of the fee is rebated by Medicare and part is a gap payment. Contact Seriph Clinics to find out about a specific clinician's fees.
Seriph Clinics is not a bulk-billing practice.
What should be brought to the initial appointment?
To see a Neuropsychiatrist or Psychiatrist, a referral from a General Practitioner or other Specialist needs to be forwarded to the practice in advance of the appointment to ensure suitability and facilitate Medicare rebates.
It is always helpful to bring along any previous medical reports and copies of relevant investigations, such as MRI/CT scans, EEGs, and hospital discharge summaries.
In many cases, it can be helpful for a relative or involved carer to attend the appointment in order to help with additional information.
Is the practice accessible for intellectually or physically disabled patients?
The new St Leonards Square development and Seriph Clinics are both fully compliant with current disability standards.
The practice is serviced by two oversized lifts with direct access from the Pacific Highway pedestrian entrance and also the dedicated three-level St Leonards Square customer carpark located at the rear (entry via 77 Nicholson Street).
Disability amenities are located on the same floor as the practice.
Is the practice COVIDsafe?
All appropriate steps to ensure the safety of patients, carers, and clinicians are taken in accordance with the latest NSW Health guidelines.
At busy times, we would suggest checking in with the practice receptionist and waiting downstairs in the St Leonards Square courtyard where there is a range of cafes, restaurants, and seating areas.
Can consultations occur via telehealth?
Telehealth is available using a link forwarded in advance of the appointment.
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