MEDICARE INITIATIVES ASSIST CLIENTS WITH ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
The Governments mental health initiatives represent a huge step forward in the treatment options available for people with mental health issues.
It also signifies the recognition of the efficacy of mental health treatments provided by professionals in the field, who work together for the benefit of the community.
Clients with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, loss and grief, phobias, substance use issues and post-traumatic stress can access mental health services which are supported through the Medicare system.
GPs, Psychiatrists and Paediatricians refer their clients to appropriately trained and experienced mental health professionals, including occupational therapists, psychologists and social workers and are able to offer focused psychological strategies. Focussed psychological strategies are a range of methods of counselling and psychotherapy that have been researched to show they are helpful in improving the wellbeing of those experiencing mental health issues.
Clients can access 10 (6 + 4) individual sessions per calendar year for individual therapy and 10 group therapy sessions. These sessions will allow clients to access a significant rebate from Medicare. This rebate is likely to be approximately 55% - 80% of the cost of the service. We are delighted that this program has assisted greater access to our services from a broader range of clients. GPs, psychiatrists and paediatricians.
Mental Health experience is a major strength of practitioners at The Delta Centre. As well as the many years of mental health experience we draw on, several of our practitioners provide clinical and professional supervision, training and consultation to the public mental health system.
The Delta Centre practitioners accept referrals through this program and as always will be happy to answer any questions about our services. Our intake workers will be available each day to answer any questions you may have.