Admissions Process


Putting Mental Health First

As South Pacific Private we know that mental health is as important as physical health.

Just as people may require admission to hospital for assessment and treatment of their physical health problems, some people may require admission to a mental health (psychiatric) inpatient program for the assessment and treatment of their mental health problems.

Those suffering from a mental illness or from an addiction may choose to admit to a rehab inpatient program to receive support and to help them to recover. Admissions at South Pacific Private are voluntary – this means that all clients freely agree to arrive for treatment (and are free to discharge from treatment at any point during the process).

For many people an admission to a drug rehab for depression, anxiety, addictions or trauma is planned between themselves and their doctor or treating health care professional. For others it is the result of a person being in a crisis requiring immediate treatment to assess and manage risk and alleviate distress.

Admission to South Pacific Private happens in much the same way as admission to a general hospital. The difference is that we are treating mental health rather than physical health. Referral may be made by your GP or a treating Psychiatrist. Click here for our referral form. 

When we’re experiencing a crisis sometimes being in hospital is the best way to keep ourselves safe and make sure we get the level of treatment we need.

Many people who walk through our doors are walking through for the first time and the team here understand how much anxiety can be associated with taking that first step. It may seem overwhelming but the team at South Pacific Private will work to support you through this time. 


When you have admitted at South Pacific Private the multidisciplinary team will take you through a process of administrative and then clinical admission. After that point you will go through our structured orientation process (and detox where necessary) before beginning your Treatment Program.

Treatment Planning

Your assessment will help you and the team to develop your treatment, continuing care planning and Recovery plan, which may include ways in which to:

  • Manage and improve your mental health
  • Understand your crisis and behaviour
  • Identify early warning signs and triggers
  • Develop strategies to prevent relapse and to maintain Recovery
  • Understand your family system and relationships
  • Set goals you want to reach in your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual life


The length of time it takes your body to detox from recreational drugs or alcohol varies depending on the drug you have become addicted to, and on your individual addiction history.

Physical withdrawal from a chemical addiction can be a frightening and difficult experience, which is why many people opt for an Inpatient Program. Arriving onsite at an addiction Treatment Centre for detox can be tough as it’s likely you will feel overwhelmed at this time. We understand that and our team of experienced and empathetic experts are here to support you and to try to guide you through it.

Our program supports Recovery from addiction in a safe, medically-managed drug detoxification plan. Doctors and experienced nursing staff are able to monitor overall health while the body detoxes and, if necessary, offer appropriate medication to support a more comfortable and controlled detox and Recovery.

In almost all cases, an inpatient option for detoxification from substance abuse and drug abuse often provides the safest way of withdrawing. Medical detox is the optimal choice in helping to make withdrawal as smooth as possible for most addictive drugs and for keeping you safe.

South Pacific Private’s program is designed to support emotional and physical recovery from an addiction.

Call 1800 063 332 today to find out about an admission.

South Pacific Private is here to help when you or someone you love experiences difficulties with addictions, trauma or with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.

JESSICA: We are here to answer any questions or queries that you might have about our programs or treatment. We’re really passionate about supporting clients and their families struggling with mental health and addictions.


Find out if you have a problem

The goal of our self-tests is not to provide you with a diagnosis for yourself or for someone you care about. Instead, they are an opportunity for you to better understand how a behaviour might be impacting upon your life or the life of your family. Use these tests to enhance your awareness of what the problem might be. These tests should be answered honestly in order to provide accurate insight and are a chance for you to reflect upon the current situation.


Find out if you have a problem.
Take our quiz for (select one below):