Face to face consult is my preferred method of psychiatric consultation. In the context of situations brought on by COVID 19 restrictions however, I now provide only telehealth assessment and review sessions until a further notice. My usual waiting time for new patients is one to two months.
A portion of fees may be claimable through medicare. A referral letter from a general practitioner or any another medical practitioner is required to access a medicare rebate for psychiatric consultation. A referral can be faxed to my rooms on 03 98725964 or posted to 33 Doncaster East Road, Mitcham Victoria 3132.
You may contact Mitcham Private Hospital Consulting Suites on 03 92103353 to enquire about my usual fees and Medicare rebates. Please be advised that commonly used item number for the first outpatient consultation is 296. Item numbers 304 is one of the most used follow up item number. There are other follow up item numbers as well. Item 291 is used for an initial consultation to develop a management plan for the GP to continue your treatment. Item 293 is a consultation to review your management plan. For up to date Medicare rebates please contact Medicare Australia.
If you are not eligible for Medicare, please check with your overseas student health cover or visitor health cover for any rebate and requirements for the rebate. You may enquire about rebates for items 296 and 304. You may also inquire about items 306, 291 and 293. You will also need a valid referral from a medical practitioner, preferably your GP.
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Please note that I work in private practice part time. Hence, I am not available to return your phone calls every day. I will endeavor to get back to you within 2 business days.
I do not have the capacity to provide emergency mental health care. However, I do regularly write letters to the referring GP. In non-emergency situations, you may contact your GP if you need medical/psychiatric attention outside your appointment time with me.
In an emergency situation (where someone is at immediate risk of harm) it is best to dial 000 or to attend the emergency department at your local hospital. In non emergency situations, you can following agencies for advice and guidance:
Lifeline (For anyone having personal crisis) 13 11 14
Suicide Call back Service (for anyone thinking about suicide) 1300659467
Mensl Line Australia (Men with Emotional and Relationship Concerns) 1300789978
Beyond Blue (For anyone feeling anxious and depressed) 1300224636