The following information is designed to assist healthcare providers in generating the correct referrals that attract a Medicare rebate for the patient.
For General Practitioners that wish to refer, please address all referrals to
Shrink & Co. We will connect your patient to the right practitioner depending on area of specialisation, client preferences, and wait times.
Our areas of specialisation include:
- Mood Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Trauma & PTSD
- Anxiety Disorders
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Behavioural Disorders
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Dementia & Memory
- Psychiatry of Old Age
- Children & Adolescence
- Mental Health Disability
All our referrals are processed by our dedicated Intake Officers who will assist you in connecting with us.
We are able to bulk-bill DVA card holders with a valid referral. Some Psychiatry 291 referrals are bulk-billed*. There is a fee for all other referral types.
Private health fund rebates do not apply to Psychiatrist consultations. They may apply for Psychology consultations, but patients will have to to confirm this with their health fund provider.
Referrals for Psychologists
A referral is not essential, but in order to attract a Medicare rebate a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) ± ATAPS referral via a GP is required. An ATAPS referral from any other healthcare provider is also acceptable.