Royal North Shore Hospital - Mental Health Drug and Alcohol

Service Description

The Detoxification Unit at the Herbert Street Clinic is an 11 bed, 7 day / 24 hour, inpatient unit at Royal North Shore Hospital. The unit provides medically supervised withdrawal management from alcohol and drugs along with an educational/therapeutic program which includes groups and case management. Provision of comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment as well as aftercare planning is also a core component of the program.​ The IDAT Program, also at the Herbert Street Clinic is a 4 bed inpatient unit and provides short term care, with an involuntary supervised withdrawal component, to protect the health and safety of people with severe substance dependence who have experienced, or are at risk of, serious harm and whose decision making capacity is considered to be compromised due to their substance use. This unit has a state-wide intake.

Alternate Names: Herbert Street Clinic - Opiate Treatment Program

Hours of Operation

Every day (including weekends & public holidays): 9:00am-12:00pm


Referral System

Self referral, Family, GP and other health professionals

Service Fees


Languages (other than English)

Interpreter services can be arranged if booked in advance

Disability Access


Organisational Information

Area Served

Northern Sydney LHD

Parent Organisation

Northern Sydney LHD

Postal Address

Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Level 2, Lanceley Avenue Royal North Shore Hospital

St Leonards



Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 31 January 2024