Social Work

Eligible Clients

Service Details and Referral Pathway

Rebate and Service Limits

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

MBS item 81005

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.

Patients with an assessed mental disorder.

MBS items 80150, 80151, 80155, 80160, 80161 and 80165

Professional attendance for the purpose of providing focused psychological strategies for a mental disorder by an eligible social worker.

Patients must be referred by:

  • a GP who is managing the patient under a Mental Health Treatment Plan or,
  • a medical practitioner managing the patient under a referred psychiatrist or,
  • a psychiatrist or pediatrician from and eligible service.

Rebate: Rebates vary. Please refer to the MBS.

Up to ten (10) individual services per calendar year.

Services provided under the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) should not be used in addition to the 10.

Patients with an assessed mental disorder who are suitable form group therapy.

MBS items 80170 and 80171

Professional attendance for the purpose of providing focused psychological strategies for a mental disorder in a group setting by an eligible social worker. The group must have between 6 and 10 patients.

Patients must be referred by:

  • a GP who is managing the patient under a Mental Health Treatment Plan or,
  • a medical practitioner managing the patient under a referred psychiatrist or,
  • a psychiatrist or pediatrician from and eligible service.

Rebate (80170): $19.00

Rebate (80171): $19.00

Up to ten (10) group services per calendar year.

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

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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