GPs often refer to our clinic to provide assessment and treatment services for a wide range of psychological issues. These are usually referred under the Medicare Better Access Scheme using a Mental Health Care Plan. The Department of Health provides information for GPs on the use of MHCP’s and item numbers here. In October 2020, the Department of Health approved 10 additional sessions above those already available under the Better Access scheme when using a Mental Health Care plan. For more information on these changes please see the below information sheet:
As we do not have a centralised reception area, and each of our psychologists manage their own bookings, it is recommended that a referring GP send referrals to our centralised fax number and address these to the clinician of their choice. Referrals which are not addressed to a specific clinician may not be attended to promptly.
Lawyers and other legal professionals often refer to CCFP for assessment services related to their clients. We have a range of psychologists who provide specialist forensic assessment services to the forensic and legal system. For details on the types of services we may provide please see our Assessment Services page.
Third Party Referrers
CCFP works with a range of third party referrers including EAP providers, NDIS, Open Arms, Victim Support programs, and youth support agencies. These providers generally engage with a practitioner directly to arrange access to services. The details of our clinicians can be found on our psychologists page.
Clients are welcome to refer themselves under a privately-funded arrangement by contacting the clinician of their choice using the details on our psychologists page.