Welcome to Joshua Davidson Therapy!
Face to Face, Telehealth either phone or video appointments are available. You can see us either privately, via a doctors referral and MHTP (for Medicare Rebate), or via your NDIS Plan (if your plan includes mental health therapy, coaching or other Section 15 funding). Details are outlined further below.
Email Direct: jdtherapy (at) jomida.com
Fax Directly: 08 9463 1403
Pathfinder Health, Midland – From 27 February 2023
Counselling for ages 12 to adult
Days: Monday to Friday – 9 am to 5 pm (last appointment at 4 pm)
Address: Unit 2, 294 Great Eastern Highway, Midland
Appointments: 0466 123 187
Fax: 08 9463 1403
Email: pathfinder (at) pathfinderhealth.au
How to make referals:
GP or Psychiatrist Referral
Please enclosed a cover letter that includes a brief description of your patient, and if relevant a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) if you are referring under Better Access. Please be advised that Medicare has returned the session limit back to 10 sessions per year.
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 available 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 after 12 weeks of the previous referral, where they deem it relevant and helpfull.
“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 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. Without a GP referral and MHTP for Better Access, you can book, you just won’t be eligible to Medicare Rebates.
If you have NDIS and are partially or fully self managed, we can bill NDIS on your behalf if your management plan and funding includes mental health therapy, social and or behaviour therapy.