FOR GP'S & OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
We value collaborative relationships with General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Paediatricians and other medical professionals that respect their knowledge and understanding of their patients. We aim to provide timely, specific and educative feedback. We make ourselves available to feedback and specific requests from General Practitioners and other medical professionals where consent to exchange information allows.
What information do I need to provide the Launceston Therapy Clinic to refer under a Mental Health Care Plan for individual services?
Referrals under a Mental Health Care Plan can be made using one of your own forms, a mental health plan form such as this, or a letter to our team or specific clinician signed and dated by the referring practitioner. The plan can then be emailed, faxed or posted to us, or provided to the patient to bring to their first appointment.
Further information about eligible services under a Mental Health Care Plan can be obtained here.
How many individual services can I refer a patient to Launceston Therapy Clinic for in a calendar year (e.g. 1st of January to 31st of December) through Medicare?
The maximum is 10 sessions, depending on individual circumstances.
How do I refer a patient to Launceston Therapy Clinic for up to 10 individual services?
A GP Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare Item 2715 or 2717) for General Practitioners who have completed mental health skills training accredited by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) or;
A GP Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare Item 2700 or 2701) for General Practitioners who have not completed mental health skills training accredited by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC)
Up to 4 further additional treatment sessions under Medicare Item 2712.
Patients may be referred from Specialist Psychiatrists under any of the specialist attendance Medicare Items 104 through 109.
For Consultant Physician Psychiatrists the relevant eligible Medicare services cover any of the Consultant Psychiatrist Medicare Items 293 through 370.
For Consultant Physician Paediatricians the eligible Medicare Items are 110 through 133.
Referrals can also be made through:
INFORMATION FOR REFERRERS //
Launceston Therapy Clinic are able to accept self-referrals for individuals, parents, couples and families without the need for a referral through a medical practitioner.
Please contact us to discuss your reason for service so that we can allocate the most appropriate clinician to best meet your needs.
If you would like access to the Medicare rebate and your service is eligible, a referral through a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician is required so that they can complete a Mental Health Care Plan.
Private health refunds are available dependent on your specific policy cover.
Unfortunately at this point in time we are unable to process your private health fund on site, however we will provide you with a receipt for you to make the claim.
We are able to accept referrals from schools and colleges to complete cognitive and learning assessments for students.
Please use this referral and consent form, or have this information reflected in your own form.
Referrals for therapy for students can be made via the family GP or Paediatrician.
We are happy to discuss the services your organisation may require from us.
This may include Employee Assistance Program, assistance with workplace stress and trauma, and running mental health groups or education sessions to suit your organisational needs.