Mental Health Work

Eligible Clients

Service Details and Referral Pathway

Rebate and Service Limits

Clients who have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition and complex care needs, requiring a multidisciplinary approach.

MBS item 10956

The client must be referred by their GP using the ‘Referral Form for Chronic disease Allied health (individual) Services under Medicare’. This can be downloaded here.

Rebate: $52.95 per session

Up to five (5) individual services (in total) per calendar year (no exceptions).

Allied Health service for Indigenous Australians who have had a Health Check.

MBS item 81325

Mental health service provided to a person who is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent by an eligible mental health worker.

Patients must be referred by their GP using a Referral form for follow-up allied health services under Medicare for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

Rebate: $52.95

A maximum of five (5) allied health services are available per patient each calendar year.

This is in addition to allied health services available to eligible patients with chronic disease.

Patients who are currently pregnant or who have been pregnant in the preceding 12 months.

MBS item 81010

Patients must be referred by a GP. GPs are not required to use a specific form to refer patients for these services. The referral may be a letter or note to an eligible allied health professional signed and dated by the referring GP.

Rebate: $62.20

Up to three (3) non-directive support counselling services per pregnancy.

Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme

The objective of the IAHP is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with access to effective high quality, comprehensive, culturally appropriate, primary health care services in urban, regional, rural and remote locations across Australia. This includes through Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, wherever possible and appropriate, as well as services across the entire health system that deliver comprehensive, culturally appropriate primary health care.

Individuals may apply for funding through Grant Connect. Activities eligible for grant funding include clinical services provided by AHPs. For more information, follow this link.

Grant Funding

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic conditions.

Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program

The aim of the MOICDP is to increase access to a range of health services, including expanded primary health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the treatment and management of chronic disease. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

The allocation decisions for this funding are made by the Department of Health and based primarily on identified service gaps. CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

People living in rural and remote locations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for the treatment of eye and hearing health.

Rural Health Outreach Fund

The aim of the RHOF is to improve health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote locations by supporting the delivery of outreach health activities. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

The allocation decisions for this funding are made by the Department of Health and based primarily on identified service gaps. CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

Certification

Central Queensland Rural Health has met the requirements of the ISO 2001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standards.

Contact Us:

PO Box 368, 66 Callide St
BILOELA QLD  4715

(07) 4992 1040

admin@cqrdgp.com.au

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