If you bring a Doctors referral letter you will receive a substantial rebate from Medicare which we can put through for you. Or if you prefer we can give you a receipt to put in your own claim.
Diagnosis & Management Plans (Item 291) are available from Dr Bernardi & Dr Ip. This requires a longer initial appointment & a report outlining a management plan will be posted to the referring GP within 2-weeks. The GP then has the option to request 1 further appointment within the next 12 months if further assistance is required. This can be useful for patients on a mostly stable medication plan or those who’s primary care is not medication based. If your GP requests a Diagnosis & Management Plan (or Item 291) please specify this when booking as a longer appointment is required & the fee structure is different. The referring GP & our Psychiatrist will need to communicate prior to the appointment being made to make sure this is suitable.
When the Psychiatrists are not able to take new patients or it is a long wait to get in to see one we recommend that you speak to your GP about other alternatives including the possibility of seeing one of our psychologists as an interim option. If you would like to explore none medication based treatment options this is often the best starting point.
To see a psychologist, Medicare legislation requires you to bring a ‘Mental Health Care Plan‘ from your GP as your referral.
To make an appointment, please contact us.
Dr Elsa Bernardi – taking new patients from February 2017
Dr David Fountain – not taking new patients at present
Dr Farideh Absalan – Saturday 8am to 4pm. Separate contact 0490 004 028
Dr Vincent Ip – taking new patients from March 2017
Dr Zhuang (Zan) Miao – taking new patients from February 2017
Linda Werbeloff – (Psychologist) taking new patients now – Wednesdays & Saturdays Direct contact 9807 9999