Specialised mental health care

Specialised mental health care data are ordered from community based services to more intensive hospital based care. Detailed information is available on the following topics, also listed in the left hand menu:

18.0 million

estimated mental health-related encounters provided by General practitioners in 2015–16.


occasions of service provided in Hospital Emergency Departments in 2015–16.


people received state/territory Community mental health care in 2015–16.

59,000 days 

 of same day admitted mental health care were provided in public hospitals & 242,000 by private hospitals in 2015-16.


overnight admitted mental health-related separations occurred in public and private hospitals in 2015–16.


of the Australian population received Medicare-subsidised mental health specific services in 2016-17.


episodes of Residential mental health care were provided in 2015–16.


of all mental health-related hospital admissions with specialised care involved patients with an involuntary mental health legal status in 2015–16 (Restrictive practices).

4.0 million

 people recieved  Mental health-related prescriptions in 2016-17.

(PBS/RPBS subisided and under co-payment prescriptions).