Clozapine is a specific type of medication offered to people with enduring psychosis where at least two other medications have not been helpful.
Clozapine can work where other medications have not been helpful but requires additional care and coordination due to potential rare but significant side effects.
Our Clozapine co-ordinators support the safe prescribing and monitoring of clozapine by:
- educating and working with all parts of the Peninsula Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Service to ensure safe and appropriate prescribing and monitoring of Clozapine
- coordinating a shared-care program with general practitioners for people who are not utilising another part of the Peninsula Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
- Providing education and consultation for external agencies to ensure best practice standards are maintained.
Our Clozapine Program operates Monday to Friday service between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm. For afterhours support you can call our Mental Health Telephone Triage service which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week including all public holidays.
Who we care for
The Clozapine Program supports any person receiving care from Peninsula Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Service who is prescribed Clozapine.
The Clozapine program can also work alongside your General Practitioner through a shared care program.
How to access the Clozapine
To access the Clozapine program you have to be referred through your case manager or treating team.