What does a Clinical Psychologist or General Psychologist do for you?
Consult a Doctor/GP any day by phone or video from anywhere.
(Fully qualified and Australian Medical Board-certified Doctors)
Psychologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists are available by phone/video.
Referral to Specialists and allied health of any specialty.
for eligible patients
It’s a common misconception that only the mentally ill people go to a clinical psychologist or general psychologist. In fact, the bulk of psychologists help mentally healthy people function better. For people who experience illness, stress, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties, and other such problems, a psychologist is able to teach coping strategies and help with the coping process.
Psychologists cannot prescribe medication, but in many cases, the treatments provided by psychologists have been shown to be just as good, and sometimes better than drugs, especially when it comes to treating issues like depression and anxiety. Although, for many people it’s a combination of treatment and medication that produces the best results.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to see a Psychologist. But, if you take services of a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Psychologists without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs. Any General Practitioner can write a referral for you if you need a referral to a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Psychologists.
How our psychologists can help you
The psychologists we have on our team have undergone specialised training in assessing and diagnosing major mental illnesses, as well as other psychological problems.
Through their specialist training, they are qualified to provide expert opinion in clinical and compensation areas and they do this through the application of scientific research and psychological theory to solve psychological problems. As everyone is so different, the approach and solution are tailored to your needs and situation.