If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with a licensed psychologist, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the support and guidance you need.
We understand that reaching out for help can be difficult, but we are here to support you. Contact us today to take the first step towards improving your mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Care Clinic
Unit 1-4/15 Tench St, Kingston, ACT 2604
Tel: 02 6100 3923
Fax: 02 6100 9429
No referral is required unless you wish to claim on Medicare.
How to Approach Your GP for a Referral to Psychological Services
If you are struggling with your mental health and feel that you could benefit from seeing a licensed psychologist, you may need a referral from your GP. Here are some tips on how to approach your GP for a referral:
Book an appointment: Schedule an appointment with your GP to discuss your mental health concerns. It's helpful to write a list of symptoms or concerns before the appointment to ensure that you forget nothing.
Explain your concerns: Be honest and open with your GP about your mental health concerns. Let them know how your symptoms are impacting your daily life and your ability to function. This will help your GP understand the severity of your condition and recommend the appropriate psychological services.
Ask for a referral: Discuss the possibility of a referral for psychological services with your GP. In most cases, a referral is not required to see a psychologist. However, if you wish to claim rebates through Medicare, you will need a referral. Your GP will provide you with a referral to a psychologist who is registered with Medicare.
Follow up: If your GP recommends psychological services, make sure to follow up on their advice. Book an appointment with a licensed psychologist and discuss your symptoms and concerns with them. They will develop a treatment plan to help you manage your mental health and improve your wellbeing.
It is important to remember that seeking help for your mental health is a courageous step. Your GP is there to support you, so don't be afraid to reach out for help.