At this point in time, appointments will run as usual.
We expect that at some point in the future we will be asked to close face to face appointments to minimise risk of spreading the COVID-19 infection. At this point (as of 13 March 2020), if you have a smart phone or a laptop and some headphone with a microphone, you can switch to telehealth video counselling. These sessions will be bulk billed if you have a health care card.
If you already have a preference to switch to Telehealth Video Conferencing Therapy, please advise us and we will organise a transition.
Telehealth Video Conferencing Therapy
Days: Monday, Tuesday from 9 am to 5 pm
Address: Irrelevant, so long as you can set up in a comfortable and private location
Appointments: 0466 123 187 or email jdtherapy (at) jomida.com
Bassendean Total Health Care
Days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:30 am to 5 pm (last appointment at 4 pm)
Saturday – 8:30 am to 12 pm (last appointment 11 am)
Address: 15 Old Perth Road, Bassendean, WA, 6054
Appointments: 08 9279 1805
Fax: 08 9279 3943
Email Direct: jdtherapy (at) jomida.com
How to make referals:
GP or Psychiatrist Referral
Please enclosed a cover letter that includes a brief description of your patientand a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP). Please indicate if you are referring under Better Access.
Medicare’s Better Access Inititative Fact Sheet for Clients
Medicare makes it clear that their session limit is from 1 January to 31 December, thus on the 1st of January each year, the number of sessions a client has resets. This can be confusing as a referral from a GP or Psychiatrist can last for up to 12 months. The important section here is “up to”. A GP/Psychiatrist can write a new referral within 12 months if the sessions have been used and it is a new year.
“In a calendar year, patients can receive psychological therapy and/or FPS services up to the limit of: 10 individual services & 10 group services.
A calendar year is from 1 January to 31 December. “[Link to further information]
You can self refer by calling us above via Bassendean Total Health Care for Bassendean area clients, or WPS (Warwick Psychological Services) for Warwick area clients, or coming to visit our friendly staff and requesting an appointment.
We highly recommend that if you are eligible for Better Access to gain a Medicare Rebates, that you see your doctor and ask for a referral on the above GP referral above.
We have registered to be an NDIS provider for Mental Health Therapy and Coaching and are just pending approval. Please watch this space!
To refer for NDIS (self or professional), please forward a cover letter describing what services you would like, the contact details of the NDIS account manager and a copy of the NDIS Service Agreement.