The Team works from two Sydney based Private Practices in Sydney CBD and Newtown. We work with a range of clients including Children and Adolescents, Families, Individuals; Couples, Separating Couples; and the Ageing.
GP Mental Health Care Plan
In order to be able to claim the Medicare rebate when referred by a GP, you need to see your GP (or psychiatrist or paediatrician) – ask for a longer than usual appointment – and the GP will assess whether you qualify for the initiation of a Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare item 2710).
A copy of this Plan, or a letter to say that you have a Plan, must be brought with you to your initial consultation.
In any one calendar year Medicare rebates are available for up to 10 individual sessions (with a review by your referring doctor being required after the initial six sessions), AND up to 10 group session services.
Due to Covid-19 there are an additional ten sessions available to each patient.
Eligible clients for a GP Mental Health Care Plan are individuals who have been assessed by their doctor as having one or more of the following clinically diagnosable disorders that significantly interfere with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities.
This includes people with: Bereavement Disorders; Conduct Disorder; Sexual Disorders; Depression; Adjustment Disorder; Anxiety Disorder; Phobic Disorders; Bipolar Disorder; Schizophrenia; Psychotic Disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Panic Disorder; Eating Disorder; Alcohol Use Disorders; Drug use Disorders; Sleep Problems; Attention Deficit Disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Co-occurring Anxiety and Depression.
It is advised that you book an Initial Appointments for 90 minutes and then all following appointments are for 60 minutes unless otherwise negotiated. We are available to discuss any aspects of your progress during our sessions as required. All sessions are confidential.
Appointments are available on weekdays, and after hours where necessary.
You do not need to obtain a referral to attend an appointment, however you may wish to obtain a GP Mental Health Care Plan. Please discuss this option when you are making your initial appointment.