If you are a GP in the Southport area, you may like to fax the mental health referral letter (under the better access initiative) to (07) 5527 0987.
There are a number of different referral pathways you may consider as you refer your patients to us, in addition to the Better Access referral under Medicare..
We have also partnered with the Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) and are able to accept referrals for Psychological Services (PS) such as:
Child Mental Health (6 sessions)
People who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness (6 sessions)
LGBTIQAP+ Referral (6 sessions)
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community (6 sessions)
The PS referral pathway reduces the need for gap payments, and may be beneficial to clients who are experiencing financial hardship
Please remember that we do not need the mental health plan, unless the client consents to its release. We require a referral letter like the one you send to a psychiatrist, and Medicare requires that you bill the psychology mental health plan number for your consultation. Please state the number of sessions that you wish us to provide to your client as this is a Medicare requirement.
Please fax the referral letter or completed form (available below) to Guidelight Psychology on (07) 5527 0987.
If you have any questions, please call Guidelight Psychology Southport on (07) 5527 0123.