Initial appointments to assess mental health.
If you feel as though things are not quite right with your mental health, your GP is usually the first port of call.
GP’s at Robina Town and Easy T Medical Centre are qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health issues.
How a GP can help:
The aim of seeing a professional to help with your mental health is to resolve psychological problems and improve quality of life through various coping strategies.
How a GP can help:
- Mental Health Assessment
- Mental Health Care Plans
- Refer you to a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, other specialists
- Refer to a support group
- Prescribe medication
- Advise on positive lifestyle adjustments
Psychologists use a range of talking therapies such as Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. Psychologists are trained in theories relating to understanding, managing and changing the behaviour of individuals. Doctors at RTMC refer patients to psychologists located at our practices.
Mental Health Care Plan
The most common form of referral to a psychologist is the Mental Health Care Plan. If you are eligible, the plan is completed by your GP and allows you 6-10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions of Psychological treatment with Medicare rebates.
Your GP will determine your eligibility for this plan. Although a Medicare rebate can be claimed, there is generally a gap fee involved.
Private billing, Health Fund rebates, Veteran Affairs and Workers Compensation are also available for eligible clients.
Symptoms and Triggers
Some of the symptoms and triggers of a mental health issue can include:
- Life Crisis
- Family conflicts
- Suicidal thoughts
- Relationship problems
- Constantly feeling ‘down’
- Constant worrying
- Constant feelings of anger
Mental health has a significant impact on all aspects of life, including thoughts, feelings, behaviour, interactions, relationships and decision making. Mental health illnesses include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, schizophrenia, addictions, anorexia and bulimia.
Your GP can assist with mental health assessments, providing mental health care plans and treatment. Mental health appointments are typically a longer appointment. To book, phone Reception on 5578 9000.
Why Choose RTMC
Caring, friendly doctors
New patients welcome
Use online bookings to make your next appointment quickly and conveniently, any time of day. If your appointment type is not available online, please phone the practice to book.
Robina Town Centre
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