Information for Referrers
Referring through Medicare
I accept referrals for adults experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment problems, or related conditions. Please visit my Individual Therapy page for a comprehensive list of the problem areas I specialise in. Also please read the note at the bottom of this page.
The majority of referrals I receive are from psychiatrists or GPs via a Mental Health Care Plan (GPMHCP). A GPMHCP is valid for 24 months. Clients are also able to self-refer if they do not wish to use the Medicare system.
COVID-19 Notice: As of 31st of March I will be offering bulk billed telehealth video conference sessions under the MBS Telehealth services – allied health temporary items (30/3/20). I will return to face to face consultations once the situation has stabilised.
Clients are able to access a Clinical Psychologist for 10 sessions per calendar year under a GPMHP. After 6 sessions, the treating psychologist writes an update report to the referring doctor. If the referring doctor decides that a further round of sessions (another 4) is indicated, it is then a Medicare requirement that the referring doctor write a new brief letter to the treating psychologist approving further sessions under their Medicare plan.
To assist with accessing my service, I encourage doctors to consider the suggested Letters on this page.
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Note: I do not accept referrals for clients where the major presenting issue is addiction / substance abuse, psychosis, indication of inpatient admission, eating disorder, domestic/family violence, or child-custody legal disputes. It is recommended that clients with these types of presenting problems be referred to a health service or practitioner that specialises in assessment and treatment of these issues. I can provide advice on potentially appropriate practitioners/services.