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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.

Getting here

St Leonards Square
Suite 209, 490 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065

Car

Onsite 1.5-hour free parking at
St Leonards Square
customer carpark
(entry 77 Nicholson Street)

Train

St Leonards train station
450m /
7-minute walk

Bus

Well-serviced with multiple routes

Metro

Crows Nest metro station
250m /
4-minute walk
(under construction)

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 neuropsychiatry and the sub-specialty field of geriatric (old age) psychiatry.

What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology involves the detailed evaluation of brain function using tailored psychometric testing and clinical interview. It can greatly assist with the diagnosis of complex mental health conditions.

Neuropsychologists frequently work with Neuropsychiatrists and Geriatric Psychiatrists to help understand the nuances of a particular mental health presentation and guide management.

Seriph Clinics offers access to neuropsychological testing, with a specialty focus on assessing ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and neurocognitive disorders (e.g. dementia).

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. Neurologists 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 sub-specialised in the complex 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
  • Adult ADHD
  • Seizure disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Complex psychiatric presentations

How are Neuropsychologists different to Psychologists?

Psychologists are predominantly involved in the treatment of certain mental health conditions by using talking therapy.

Neuropsychologists are specifically trained in the diagnostic testing of brain disorders spanning neurology and psychiatry. They generate detailed reports that help delineate the presence or absence of specific mental health conditions, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, dementia, intellectual disability, and various other neurocognitive disorders.

What is the fee for seeing a Neuropsychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatrist, and Neuropsychologist?

Neuropsychiatrists and Geriatric Psychiatrists use the same Medicare item numbers as general 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.

Neuropsychological testing is generally not eligible for a Medicare rebate; however, there are circumstances where a rebate will apply when seeing a Neuropsychologist.

Contact Seriph Clinics to find out more about a specific clinician's fees.

Seriph Clinics is not a bulk-billing practice.

What should be brought to the initial appointment?

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.
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 accessible for intellectually or physically disabled patients?

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.
Telehealth is available using a link forwarded in advance of the appointment. Please contact the practice for further information.

Can consultations occur via telehealth?

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