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If you are wanting to refer a young person to Orygen Specialist Program, please read the How to Refer page. For travel directions and maps to OYHCP in Parkville or Footscray visit the Find us page.

If you are a previous or current client of Orygen or a family member or friend please DO NOT use these e-mail addresses to contact our clinicians. Please arrange to contact the clinicians during business hours by telephone. If you need to contact Orygen because of an urgent clinical matter relating to an existing client outside of business hours please call our Triage staff on 1800 888 320.

Orygen Triage (New referrals to OYH)
 1800 888 320
Pager: (03) 9483 4556 (Ask for Orygen Triage)

Orygen Specialist Program (General enquiries, current clients etc.)
Locked Bag 10 Parkville VIC 3052 Australia
Location: 35 Poplar Rd Parkville VIC 3052
General Enquiries: Ph (03) 9966 9100
(This is our new number for our new building – update your contact details. The address is the same.)

Orygen Inpatient Unit
Mavis Street Footscray VIC 3011
Phone: (03) 8345 7550

Before using one of the emails below please read our FAQ section

Orygen Youth Health general enquiries
E-mail: Orygen Specialist Program

Orygen Training & Communications enquiries

Please complete the training and service development enquiry.
Phone: (03) 93423744

If you are looking for other parts of Orygen such as cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education please visit or call 03 9966 9100.

Access to clinical information

Current and former clients: if you would like to access your medical records, please email our Health Information Services department with details of the information you need. We will reply with details of identification, any fees and forms that need to be provided.

Healthcare providers: please fax your request on letterhead and include client consent to Health Information Services. Fax: 8387 2835
Other queries may be emailed to:

Frequently asked questions

Q: How do I refer a client to Orygen Specialist Program?

A: Please visit our How to Refer page for all the information on the referral process.

Q: Can I get help at Orygen Specialist Program if I don’t live within the catchment area?

A: If you don’t live in the Orygen catchment area then we are unable to provide direct services to you. You can find out where to access help via the Department of Health website.

For some ideas about other sources of immediate help please visit the Need Help Now page. There is a range of information on health services you can access from there.

Q: How can I support Orygen Specialist Program?

A: Please visit our Donate page for information on a range of ways you can help support our world-leading work in youth mental health.

Q: I want to work at Orygen Specialist Program, how can I find out about jobs?

A: Check out our Career Opportunities page for more information.

Q: Can I visit Orygen Specialist Program?

A: Orygen Specialist Program is a clinical site and is not open to members of the general public. We do offer some professional visitation opportunities as well as student placements. Student placements are arranged by participating Universities not directly through Orygen Specialist Program.

Q: Can I volunteer at Orygen Specialist Program?

A: Unfortunately we do not currently have a volunteer program at Orygen Specialist Program. If you are interested in pursuing volunteer opportunities, please visit the Volunteering Australia website.  

Q: Can you assist with student assignments?

A: Due to the large volume of requests we are unable to assist on individual assignments. There is, however, a lot of useful information on young people and mental ill health on our website. Free Downloads – Youth Mental Health Resources is a good place to start.

For further youth mental health information try the headspace and Reachout websites. For specific information on depression and anxiety, the beyondblue website is an excellent resource.