Mental Health Consult
Thomas Family Medical Practice
At our medical practice, we understand that mental health is just as important as physical health. Our doctors provide you with a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. We offer confidential and compassionate care so you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns with us.
The mental health treatment plan is part of the Better Access initiative. This initiative aims to improve outcomes for people with a clinically diagnosed mental health condition such as anxiety or depression.
A mental health treatment plan lets you claim up to 10 individual and 10 group sessions with a mental health professional each calendar year. The plan helps you access free or subsided sessions. Because health professionals set their own fees, Medicare may only cover some of the cost.
Group therapy does not include family and couple therapy.
To start with, our doctor can refer you to a mental health professional for an initial 6 sessions. If you need more, they can refer you for a further 4 sessions. if you feel like you need more sessions, please speak to your doctor to discuss this further.