Ramsay Mental Health is pleased to be able to offer our patients a wide range of psychiatric and psychological services to help you manage your mental health.
During your treatment with us, you may receive psychiatric and psychological care. But, do you know the difference between the two services? Read our explanation below to find out.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat mental health conditions in the context of physical, psychological and social factors. They can prescribe medication and neurostimulation treatments and provide psychotherapy to their patients as part of their program of treatment. Psychiatric services offered at Ramsay Mental Health include:
You may benefit from psychiatric care if you have a complex mental health condition that requires more input than from your GP and behavioural therapies alone.
To access psychiatric care with Ramsay Mental Health, you need to be referred by your GP. The referral process can vary depending on the type of mental health service that you require.
Psychology involves the psychotherapeutic and behavioral treatments to address mental health conditions. Psychologists work to understand the reasons behind what we do and help us to develop strategies to manage our thinking and behaviour. Psychological services offered at Ramsay Mental Health include:
You may benefit from psychological care if you need help to deal with relationships and life events and manage your mental health condition over the long-term.
You may also like to access psychological services after you have completed psychiatric treatment with Ramsay Mental Health to help you maintain your recovery.
You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a psychologist at Ramsay Psychology. However, if you have been referred by your GP on a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you will be able to claim a Medicare rebate which will cover part of the cost for 10 sessions in a calendar year. A gap fee will also be payable by you as an out-of-pocket cost.
If you do not already have a Mental Health Care Plan and you wish to access this rebate, you can make an appointment with your GP.
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