Information for Healthcare Providers

We accept referrals from all sources, including GP’s, specialists and other third party organisations such as WorkCover.

Different clinicians require slightly different referrals, due to varying requirements from different finding sources.

We also accept referrals for other non-clinical services (e.g. NDIS)

All our referrals are processed by our dedicated Intake Officers who will assist you in connecting with us.

The following information is designed to assist healthcare providers in generating the correct referrals that attract a Medicare rebate for the patient.

Psychiatrist

A referral is not essential, but in order to attract a Medicare rebate a valid referral from a GP is required.

Psychologist

A referral is not essential, but in order to attract a Medicare rebate a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) ± ATAPS referral via a GP is required.  An ATAPS referral from any other healthcare provider is also acceptable.

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Perinatal & Infant Mental Health – A Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) AND ATAPS referral via a GP is required.  An ATAPS referral from any other healthcare provider is also acceptable.

Non-Directive Pregnancy Counselling  –  a direct referral (valid for 3 sessions under Medicare)

EPC – as “Mental Health Worker”

NDIS Referrals

We accept all referrals for, or under NDIS.  These referrals can come from anyone, including the participant themselves, their families, support coordinator, plan manager, or other support providers.  Please contact our rooms and ask to speak to our NDIS Coordinator.

Referrals to Clozapine Clinic or Depot Clinic

There are established process for transfer of patients from any public mental health service, to The Shrink Company.

Please contact the practice for more information.