Melinda Dridan Psychologist - Maryborough Psychology
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COUNSELLING INFORMATION
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The Maryborough Psychology & Health Clinic provides counselling and psychological treatment to children, adolescents and adults on a range of issues such as:
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depression
anxiety
separation anxiety
self-esteem
behavioural management
carer support
post traumatic stress
dissociative disorders
abuse
grief
workplace problems
drug & alcohol (addictions)
offending behaviours
bipolar & other mood disorders
borderline personality
personality disorders
other mental health issues...
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This counselling service is based in Maryborough only.
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REFERRALS
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We accept referrals under:
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Medicare - Mental Health Care Plans
TAC
Workcover
Victims of Crime
Employee Assistance Programs
Other Agency referrals
Private/Self-referrals 
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MEDICARE REFERRED CONSULTATIONS
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How do I access this Service through the Medicare Scheme?
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You will need to visit your GP and ask for a Mental Health Care Assessment.
Your GP will ask you several personal questions to determine whether you require the services of a Psychologist or Social Worker. This means that if you meet the eligibility criteria, then you can access this service through a referral from your GP.
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How much will the Service cost under the Medicare Scheme?
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If you have a referral from your GP then you will only be required to pay $20 at each session you attend (or $0 for Health Care Card holders). Medicare will pay for the rest of the total cost.
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How many Medicare sessions am I entitled to?
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All Psychology Medicare Services are limited to a maximum of 10 individual sessions per client, per calendar year. After the sixth session of treatment, the Psychologist reports back to the referring GP on your progress. You then need to return to the GP so s/he can review and assess your need for a further four sessions.
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CANCELLATION POLICY
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 If for some reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please give your counsellor at least 24 hours notice.
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If your counsellor is not notified, you will be charged for that missed session. Missed sessions cannot be claimed under Medicare