Department of Health

Area-based services

State funded clinical mental health services provide community based and inpatient care for three main population groups in Victoria: children and adolescents (0-18 years), adults (16-64 years) and older people (older than 65 years).

Government funded clinical mental health services include: 17 adult mental health services (AMHS), 14 aged persons mental health services (APMHs), and 13 child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Youth-specific mental health services have also been developed for adolescents and young people (16–25 years).

Reviewed 25 November 2021

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