Due to Covid-19, all our bookings are by appointments only.

Telehealth

Accessing specialist health care has never been this easy. No matter where you live, next door in the city or remote in Australia, you can now approach a Medical specialist from the comfort of your home. Telehealth services are becoming the first choice for most patients as there is no time wasted travelling and parking.

Patients from rural and regional country towns are happy with Telehealth services as they no longer have to travel distances.

Bulk-billed video consultations by psychiatrists for 12 months duration management plans

Mind Connections Specialist Health Services Psychiatrists provide bulk-billed video telehealth psychiatry services to patients. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your GP to see if you are eligible. 

Eligibility:  

To be eligible,

a)    patients must have a valid referral from the GP or a Nurse Practitioner

b)    a valid Medicare Card.

c)    The patient must fulfil one of the categories below.

a.    Patients of residential aged care facilities anywhere in Australia; or

b.    Patients of Aboriginal Medical Services anywhere in Australia; or

c.    Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services anywhere in Australia; or

d.    Regional and Rural patients located in a MM 2 – MM 7 area
(please refer to the government website
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/rural-health-workforce/classifications/mmm and check your address) 

Psychiatrists work with the rural and remote GPs, nurse practitioners and allied health practitioners, supporting them in looking after the patients in their environment via video telehealth link.

 

Video Telehealth services are available for initial and complex consultations, with both video and telephone services available for subsequent consultations.

 

The outcome of the psychiatric consultations: The psychiatrists will send a comprehensive report to referring GP/nurse practitioner, preferably on the same day, which includes but is not limited to

(i)            Explaining the diagnosis and management plan to the patient after the consultation.

(ii)          Assessment details and the diagnosis of the patient; and

(iii)         A written management plan for 12 months duration with recommendations to GP and/or nurse practitioner about how to manage the condition.

Booking and Cancellations fees:

Mind Connections Specialist Health Services appointment booking system does not allow patients to book directly. Therefore, please email or telephone the secretary, and inform your eligibility. Secretary will book your appointment manually.

You are liable for the full fee if you fail to attend the appointment after booking. Therefore, please cancel two days in advance if you do not intend to attend the appointment.

Video Consultation

Non-bulk billed telehealth services by medical specialists, psychiatrists and allied health specialists

Telephatic Service

Patients can have Medicare rebates for medical specialists, psychiatrists and allied health consultations.

Metropolitan residents are eligible for Medicare rebates, and there is out of pocket fee for consultations. Patients can directly book appointments by clicking the blue colour “book now” button on the Mind Connections Specialist Health Services website.

Video Telehealth consultations are available for initial and complex consultations, with both video and telephone services available for subsequent consultations.

Eligibility:

To be eligible,

a)    patients must have a valid referral from the GP or a Nurse Practitioner

b)    a valid Medicare Card.

The outcome of the consultations:

The Specialist will send a comprehensive report to referring GP/nurse practitioner, preferably on the same day, which includes but is not limited to

(i)            Explain the diagnosis, management plan, and/or therapy sessions to the patient after the consultation.

Booking and Cancellations fees:

Mind Connections Specialist Health Services appointment booking system does not allow patients to book directly. Therefore, please email or telephone the secretary, and inform your eligibility. Secretary will book your appointment manually.

You are liable for the full fee if you fail to attend the appointment after booking. Therefore, please cancel two days in advance if you do not intend to attend the appointment.

Ask for a consultation