Our aim is to provide you with the best early psychological intervention using evidenced based treatment in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. We endeavour to have all new clients’ initial appointments scheduled in a timely manner (usually within a two week period).
Medicare ‘Better Access’ Initiative
This service is available to children, adolescents and adults experiencing mental health issues and will receive up
to 10 visits with a Psychologist. Patients referred with a GP Mental Health Care Plan for the Medicare ‘Better Access’ Initiative will incur an out of
pocket expense. This expense varies from $45.20 to $65.20 per session, dependent on the Psychologist’s fees.
Every Client is advised of the relevent fee when making their initial appointment.
Provisional Psychologists are not registered with Medicare and therefore cannot see clients using this referral pathway.
PHN – Psychological Therapy Services (PTS)
All Bellarine Health Care Providers are registered to provide Mental Health Care via PHN Referrals through PTS (Replacing ATAPS).
This 10 session service is available to adults, adolescents and children experiencing problems accessing Mental Health Care because they may be: –
* unable to pay fees due to financial difficulties
* at risk or are homeless
* at risk of, or have attempted suicide or self harm
* unable to qualify for the Medicare Better Access Scheme
* from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
Talk to your GP if you feel you may fit the above criteria. If your GP feels a PHN referral would be appropriate, he/she will complete a referral for you.