Course of treatment

  • You can include up to six services on one referral (course of treatment). The
    number of services will depend on your patients clinical need.
  • A patient can have two or more courses of treatment within the maximum
    number of services per calendar year.
  • Patients need a new referral for each subsequent course of treatment.
  • Format and Content

    There is no standard form for referrals. You can refer patients for allied mental
    health services with a letter or note that you’ve signed and dated.
    You should include in your referral:

    • The patients diagnosis
    • The number of treatment services the patient needs to receive
    • A statement that a Mental Health Treatment Plan or a psychiatrist
    • assessment and management plan is in place. You can also include a copy
      of the plan if it’s appropriate and the patient agrees.

    Clinic Location:

    Suite 3, 1 Innovation Parkway
    Birtinya QLD 4575