PSYCHIATRY GERIATRIC CARE / GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY

Associated clinical pathways

Associated clinical pathways:

Access: Geriatric medicine

Anxiety

Please note: eReferral Advice is not available for this specialty

Physicians and their support staff can submit Alberta Netcare eReferral Advice Requests to specialists and receive clinical advice within five calendar days.

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How to request Geriatric Psychiatry tele-advice

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m - 4 p.m
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

This service is temporarily closed.
Please check back for updates.
Opens Monday at 8 a.m

✅ Request has been sent successfully!
Specialist: {specialist}
Practitioner ID: {pracID}

❌ Service closed

This tele-advice service is closed.

For more information, please call 403.910.2551 Ext 0, or email [email protected]
(Please note: Calls and emails will be returned during office hours, Monday to Friday)


What can I enquire about?

  • Antidepressant choice with different medical comorbidities or symptom profile
  • Whether or not antipsychotics should be initiated for agitation or psychotic symptoms
  • Choice of antipsychotic (for example if prolonged QTc or other concerns)
  • Whether a patient would be appropriate for referral to certain resources (such as R and R unit at Glenmore Carewest, SAILL program) and how to access
  • Whether to start a cholinesterase inhibitor, recommended preliminary work-up for new onset hallucinations or cognitive changes later in life

More details

The geriatric psychiatry line is not suitable for physicians’ seeking information about resources, or those who have patients that require face-to-face consultation. Those enquires should continue to be direct to Access Mental Health at 403-943-1500 (the rural intake line is available at 1-877-652-4700).

To request this service by phone, call 403-910-2551 and press 5, 2.

Contact us

If you have a question, comment or technical issue, please call 403.910.2551 Ext 0, or email [email protected].