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A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has undertaken specialised training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. This usually requires 10 or more years of training, which includes completion of a medical degree, working in the general hospital setting for several years, and then at least 5 years of specialist training in psychiatry.


A psychiatrists’ training allows them to understand both physical and mental health conditions.


You will need to obtain a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) to see a psychiatrist.

For GPs: please click here to submit a referral.

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Dr Richard Magtengaard is a Consultant Psychiatrist with near 20 years of clinical and administrative experience, originating from working within the Public Mental Health arena, later moving on to establish a broad set of interests within the Private Practice and Not for Profit setting.

Dr Magtengaard served for 10 years as a Commissioned Officer (Bridge/Harbour Watchkeeping and Navigation) within the Royal Australian Navy, before retiring to complete his Postgraduate Degree in Medicine (MBBS).

He remains dedicated to assisting Defence Personnel, our Veterans, First Responder Organisations, and their families who have sustained physical and psychological traumas during the performance of their duties.

Richard remains an active member of the Australasian Military Medical Association (AMMA) and has developed lasting affiliations with ADF Joint Health Command (JHC), Returned Services League WA (RSLWA), ANZAC House Veteran Central, Bethesda Clinic, St John Ambulance (SJA), West Australian Police (WAPOL), Department of Fire and Emergency  Services (DFES) and numerous other Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs).

Richard is passionate about the future of evolving health technologies to improve outcomes in care, including neurostimulation with rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation).

Richard is available for face-to-face appointments at ANZAC HOUSE Veteran Central and Bethesda Clinic - Cockburn Central, or for Telehealth via Oqea​.

Please be advised Dr Magtengaard is no longer admitting any patients into hospital. If an episode of inpatient care should be required this will need to be under the care of another clinician. Dr Magtengaard will help to facilitate this and aims to take back the care of his patients upon discharge from hospital when appropriate.

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