Psychiatrist Appointments

Please note, we do not provide an emergency service. If you need help outside usual working hours, contact your GP or try the following services for advice and support:​

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14

  • Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511

  • Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800

  • Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467


In an emergency or if you are/someone is at serious risk of harm to themselves or others, please:

  • Call the police on 000 

  • Go to a hospital emergency department, where there will be an out-of-hours mental health team or psychiatrist contactable.

Make an Appointment with our Psychiatrist


We’re here to help children, adolescents and new mums who are struggling with their mental health. Dr Makielan also sees Adults on case by case basis. Here’s how to make an appointment with Dr. Makielan.


Step One: Referrals 

Before you come and meet with us, you’ll need a referral from your GP or a specialist (such as an Obstetrician). 

  • Referrals can be made to Dr. Makielan, can be open to any psychiatrist (or can be for another named psychiatrist if you already have one). 

  • Referrals from GPs lasts 12 months and referrals from specialists and consultant physicians are valid for three months. 

  • We encourage you to get a referral before booking an appointment,

  • You’ll need to send the referral to us within 48 hours of making an appointment. 


Step Two: Book an Appointment

To book an appointment, please contact us at 1 800 270 888 or email us with the following details:


  • The patient's name

  • Your name (if you are not the patient)

  • Preferred clinic location

  • Preferred appointment date and time (please provide a couple of options)

  • Photo or scan of the referral OR your practitioner can send the referral directly to us electronically on Healthlink (ID: dolphint).


We may ask for more information before we can confirm the appointment so our specialists can tailor the initial appointment to your particular needs.


We will confirm your appointment usually within 24 - 48 hours but can take up to 5 days. Appointments can only be confirmed once the referral and any supporting documentation is received and reviewed.


Step Three: Initial Appointment

The first appointment will take around an hour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring the following:


  • Medicare card with patient’s name.

  • Referral letter.

  • Any reports or letters from other professionals such as psychologists, paediatricians, gynaecologists (for perinatal), psychotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and school counsellors.

  • Recent and old school reports (for children and adolescents).

  • Completed the online New Patient Details Form or printed form

At Dolphin Tribe a comprehensive psychiatric assessment usually requires 2-3 appointments.


Bringing support


For children: We encourage both parents to come along to the appointment with a referred child or adolescent, even if they do not both live with the child. If this is not possible, at least one parent or carer needs to attend.


For individuals: You are welcome to invite someone else along, such as a member of your extended family, a friend or teacher, if you think that would be helpful.


For perinatal and adults: partners are encouraged to attend.


Please find our cancellation policy here.


Our location is easily accessible from most parts of Sydney and Central Coast.

Dolphin Tribe

Unit 4, 550 Blaxland Road


NSW 2122

Ph: 1 800 270 888 (appointments)


By Healthlink (dolphint) or

Fax: 02 9167 7119


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