Colin Longworth - Psychologist & Counsellor
COVID-19 Related information and psychologist Telehealth bookings
Medicare Mental Health services
including phone and video Telehealth counselling
for those with a GP Mental Health Care Plan.
1.) If you don't already have a GP Mental Health care plan, you will need to speak to your medical practice about
the availability of a phone (or in-person) consultation with a GP, to arrange for a GP Mental Health Care Plan
Telehealth Video Consultations (or telephone where access to video Telehealth is not available)
are available with me for all clients (i.e. people over the age of 16)
2.) Once you have a GP Mental Health Care plan it can be faxed to me,
with your Medicare Card details on (08) 9463 6378, or your GP can send it via Secure Messaging,
to ARGUS: [email protected] or HEALTHLINK: lrh-dale
3. Make a booking via my Booking Service on 1300 50 67 68, or use this link to HealthEngine
NEW INFORMATION FROM THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Updated to take effect from 20/4/2020:
"The Federal Minister for Health has announced that from Monday 20 April, all of the mandated bulk billing restrictions on the Medicare items for COVID-19 telehealth services will be removed, for all psychologists.
This means that it is no longer a requirement that psychologists bulk bill for services provided to clients
aged under 16 years of age, concession cardholders, clients vulnerable to COVID-19, or any other group.”
Although I will be present and working from my office,
(where I have access to files and resources,)
I will not be seeing clients in the office.
As far as I know, I do not currently have the COVID-19 virus
but am practicing a form of social isolation.
A form for your GP can be found here with my referral details
For those wanting a more detailed summary of information about my Telehealth Services
taking into account Social Distancing I have a downloadable 2-page summary here
Bookings can be made for one-to-one sessions via HealthEngine (24/7)
or my booking service on 1300 50 67 68
Other Reliable sources of COVID-19 related information include:
Beyond Blue - https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/
The Black Dog Institute also has a collection of resources on Coronavirus: Anxiety, Stress & Wellbeing
Head to Health - https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19
Mindspot - https://mindspot.org.au/coronavirus
The VIA Institute on Character (which I often recommend to clients,) also has some good resources.
This page last updated 31st May 2020