COVID-19 Update – 18 July 2021
In light of the high incidence of COVID-19 transmission in the greater Sydney region, Dr Le recommends you attend your appointment by telehealth unless it is not possible for you to do so and your needs are urgent and cannot be deferred to a later date.
To access telehealth, you will need to provide an email address so that a secure link can be emailed to you on the morning of the appointment. You will need access to a device with a camera and audio, a reliable data connection, and a private space at your location for the appointment to proceed.
Face-to-face appointments are discouraged, and Dr Le recommends that you reschedule if you do not consider your face-to-face appointment to be urgent. If your appointment is urgent and your individual circumstances require it (e.g. telehealth is unavailable at your location), face-to-face appointments are offered. You must wear a mask unless you have an exemption identified by NSW Health.
If you are a resident of the Fairfield, Liverpool or Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Areas and attending for a face-to-face appointment, the Northside Group requires that you to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within the 72 hours before your appointment. If you cannot provide this, then, entry to the consulting rooms will be refused and you will need to rebook your appointment.
Consultations for both new and existing patients will continue to be offered by videoconference/telehealth for non-rural patients whilst the COVID-19 emergency Medicare telehealth rebate is available. At this time, these rebates are available until 31 December 2021. It is not known if Medicare will extend these rebates beyond this time.
If attending in person, you must agree to have your contact details recorded as a condition of entry to the consulting rooms. Public health orders or Wentworthville Clinic policies at the time of your visit may require a mask to be worn. If you are required to wear a mask at the time of your visit, one will be provided for you, and entry will be refused if you do not agree.
If wearing a mask is not required, you are welcome to wear a mask if desired, and one can be provided to you if it is needed.
New Patient Appointment Waiting Times
Dr Le’s books are closed for 2021 and all new patient appointment slots have been filled.
If you wish to see Dr Le for assessment or treatment, the first available appointments for new patients are for 2022.
Dr Le’s secretaries run a waiting list, and in the event of a cancellation, your appointment can be brought forward. This often occurs at short notice, so please have your referral from your GP ready.
Bookings for legal assessments remain available, and the waiting time is approximately three to six months.
Non-attendance and Cancellation Fees from 2021
Dr Le does not charge (and has never charged) a holding fee or booking fee for treatment services. If you are a new patient, it is understandable that you may have appointments booked with multiple psychiatrists, in case one doctor becomes available earlier than another.
If you no longer require your appointment, then please let Dr Le’s secretaries know, so that the spot can be offered to another person on the waiting list. Dr Le’s time is limited, and it is not fair to those on the waiting list if you do not attend and there is no opportunity to offer an unneeded slot to another young person or family.
Dr Le has previously waived non-attendance and late cancellation fees, however, this will change for all bookings and appointments from February 2021.
A payment authorisation form will need to be provided to his secretaries to confirm your appointment. You will not be charged a non-attendance or late cancellation fee if you attend, or cancel/reschedule your appointment with more than 48 hours notice.
Dr Le provides a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment service for children and adolescents of all ages, their families, and adults.
He sees children, adolescents and their families as outpatients only.
Adult patients are seen primarily on an outpatient basis, although where required, an inpatient service is offered at the Northside Group Wentworthville Clinic, where Dr Le is a Visiting Psychiatrist.
Dr Le offers forensic psychiatric assessments for adults, adolescents and families. Assessments in criminal, civil, care and protection, and family law settings are offered.
Dr Le has a special interest in assessments for adults and young people with mental illness in contact with the justice system, and parenting capacity in the care and protection setting.
Dr Le has provided expert witness evidence in NSW, Victoria, the Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory in the local, district, and Supreme Court jurisdictions in criminal and civil settings. He holds an appointment as an Authorised Clinician with the Children’s Court Clinic (based at Parramatta Children’s Court), and provides assessments of parenting capacity for Court referred families.
Reports for the purposes of entry into the the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police, or the NSW Police Force are offered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Dr Le for more information.
Please contact Dr Le if a copy of his Court Biography is required.
About Dr Le
Dr Le is a medical doctor, and completed his medical training at the University of NSW. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP), and has additional specialist qualifications in child, adolescent and family psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. He holds a Master of Forensic Mental Health, awarded with Excellence from the University of NSW.
Dr Le is an fully accredited member of the RANZCP Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry. He currently serves on several RANZCP Committees both in NSW and bi-nationally (Australia and New Zealand).
In addition to private psychiatric practice, Dr Le works in the public health sector and is currently appointed as a Psychiatrist and Authorised Clinician the Children’s Court Clinic (a part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network), a Staff Specialist Child and Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatrist with the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network in NSW, and a Visiting Forensic Psychiatrist with the Australian Capital Territory and Canberra Hospital Forensic Mental Health Service where he sees adolescents and adults, both male and female.
Dr Le has previously been a Staff Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network at Westmead in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and a Staff Specialist Forensic Psychiatrist with the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network in NSW in adult mental health. He has substantial experience in working in rural, regional and remote areas, both in person and by telehealth.
Dr Le is based primarily in the greater Parramatta health and legal precincts, and also sees patients for face to face medicolegal assessments in Canberra.
Qualifications – Dr Joey Q Le
MBBS BSc (Medicine) Hons (Psychiatry) FRANZCP
Master of Forensic Mental Health (Awarded with Excellence)
Cert Child Adol Psych
Cert Forensic Psych
Academic Appointments, Awards, and Honours
Dr Le currently holds academic appointments as a conjoint lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, a Guest Lecturer with the University of Sydney Medical School in the internationally recognised Sydney Child Health Program, and regularly teaches at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry. He is actively involved in training for specialist psychiatry and paediatrics trainees, junior doctors and medical students.
He has published in journals and presented academic talks on a range of topics relating to child, adolescent and family psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and is a reviewer for the peer reviewed medical journals Australasian Psychiatry and the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Dr Le has been awarded several academic prizes, including a fully funded 2013 NSW Institute of Psychiatry Training Fellowship, the 2015 Connell-Werry Prize from the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the RANZCP, and the 2018 David Greenberg Prize in Forensic Mental Health from the University of NSW.