About Putting People First

Bethesda Clinic is the first service to provide those who reside south of the river with direct access to private mental health services.

Bethesda Clinic, together with Bethesda Hospital, are part of Bethesda Health Care. Bethesda has a longstanding tradition of compassionate, patient-centred care and has been providing care and services to the Western Australian community for over 79 years. Its beginnings date back to 1943, when Matron Beryl Hill partnered with the Church of Christ in Subiaco to provide care for the vulnerable in a modest 14 bed hospital.

Bethesda Clinic offers inpatient services and day therapy programs in a purpose built, hotel-like environment. We have strong partnerships with Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Psychologists, allied health professionals and an experienced mental health nursing team to nurture and guide patient experiences.

Bethesda Clinic is a voluntary, adult only (18 years and over), 75-bed Clinic that provides diverse clinical services to help recovery from mental health issues. The services we provide are:

  • Inpatient care and therapy programs by a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Day patient therapy programs in our Wellness and Recovery Centre.
  • Psychiatric and psychological services for patients experiencing mental health issues.
  • Bethesda Clinical Network that aligns with General Practitioners south of Perth and in the southwest region.
  • Neurostimulation Suite, inclusive of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).
  • DVA Accredited Trauma Recovery for veterans, military and first responder communities.
  • First designated female-only floor in Western Australia.

Bethesda Clinic's digital Electronic Medical Record allows patients ease of access to multi-disciplinary care teams and works in partnership with our doctors and allied health professionals.

Model of Care

At Bethesda we recognise that an individual's mental health is the product of many factors. We consider the individual through a holistic approach and look at all four quadrants that contribute to overall health and wellbeing. The four quadrants are: Physical, Psychological, Social and Spiritual. We pay careful attention to any physical health issues that may be complicating the individual's ability to maintain optimal mental health and also consider the psychological needs of the individual to assist them in living the best version of their life. Social connectedness and addressing psychosocial issues affecting mental health wellbeing is considered, along with the spiritual needs of the individual.

Bethesda prides itself on ensuring we build on the individual's strengths in order to support their recovery journey through working in a trauma informed way.


Bethesda is committed to providing safe and high-quality services for those admitted or using our facility.

  • National Safety Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) 2nd edition, the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS) 2010
  • Best practice is consistent with the Chief Psychiatrist's Standards for Clinical Care 2015
  • Compliant with the Chief Psychiatrist's Practice Standards for the Administration of Electroconvulsive Therapy 2015
  • Key performance indicators are regularly reviewed to measure performance and benchmark against peer hospitals to ensure performance at the highest level and exceptional care for patients.
  • Quality Improvement Plan to assists with the continual improvement of services.
  • Feedback system for consumers to be informed of potential service improvements as we strive for excellence.