WHAT IS A PSYCHIATRIST?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are experts in mental health. They specialise in diagnosing and treating people with mental illness. Psychiatrists have a deep understanding of physical and mental health, and how they affect each other.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE YOU?
If you think you need to see a Psychiatrist, speak to your General Practitioner. You will need a referral from your GP or another medical doctor. I will review your referral. If I am able to offer you an initial assessment, one of the administrative staff at The Yeronga Clinic will contact you to offer you an initial appointment.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?
The first appointment usually lasts for approximately 60 minutes. At the end of this initial appointment, I will provide feedback to you regarding my initial impressions, and discuss a collaborative plan for ongoing treatment, and whether I am the most suitable practitioner to provide your psychiatric care.
FEES AND PAYMENT
The Yeronga Clinic is not a bulk billing practice. The clinic sets its fees based upon the recommended rates published by the Australian Medical Association. Payment is required to be made in full on the day of each appointment. With a referral, you should be eligible for a Medicare rebate.