Clozapine is an effective antipsychotic for the management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). It is a highly-specialized medication which traditionally has only been available via the public hospital system until now. Patients on Clozapine range in chronicity and levels of function thus requiring different levels of support. Due to the protocols surrounding the precsriber, and also the patient, there are significant processes that must be adhered to.
The Shrink Company offers a case-management based approach to the treatment of patients on Clozapine. This means patients are case-managed by a Psychiatrist, a Mental Health Nurse, and a Psychologist or Occupational Therapist as part of their ongoing management. Patients are generally seen on a monthly basis with their Clozapine medications dispensed via a community pharmacy. This reduces the need for patients to be involved with or attend public mental health facilities.
We have a well-established structure for Clozapine provision in the community with specialist support systems in place. We run Clozapine Clinics in all our locations. We accept referrals and transfers from all sources including public mental health services.