Practice News

New reception arrangements

Updated: 24th March 2022

New reception arrangements are now in place. The telephone number is unchanged (08 8121 6072) and reception is staffed part-time. If you leave a voicemail, you can expect a reply within 24 hours (business hours). Alternatively you can e-mail reception at alexstrachan.com.au

New referrals for ADHD assessment

Updated: 24th March 2022

Unfortunately due to the large volume of referrals requesting ADHD assessment I have had to stop accepting these for the moment. My hope is that as more psychiatrists train and take an interest in  ADHD, this work will not fall on a few individuals in a way that is unsustainable. For an up to date list of psychiatrists with an interest and experience in working with ADHD, please see the RANZCP Your Health in Mind psychiatrist search engine. Alternatively the SA Branch Office of the RANZCP (08 8219 4200) may be able to suggest names of local psychiatrists working in this space. 

Waiting times 

Updated: 28th February 2022

I am currently taking on a limited number of new patients and prioritising patients seeking psychotherapy. The current waiting time is 1-4 weeks.

Unfortunately I am unable to provide Opinion and Report (Item 291) assessments. If a patient is referred for assessment only and/or does not require ongoing psychiatric care, I will provide a useful summary letter to the referrer focused on the management plan. 

I am always happy to discuss complex cases or potential referrals with medical colleagues via telephone.