Information for Referrers

GP referrals
A GP referral and Mental Health Care Plan are required for clients to receive Medicare rebates or to be seen under the STPI program funded by Primary Health Tasmania (STPI, previously ATAPS, is limited to northern and eastern Tasmania, it is not available in our Hobart office). Referrals without a Mental Health Care Plan (and self-referrals) do not attract Medicare or STPI funding. Please be aware that we are not a bulk billing practice.

Referrals from other professionals
Clients may be eligible for STPI services (in eligible locations) upon referral from appropriately qualified professionals (e.g., mental health social workers, psychologists, child health nurses, obstetricians). Clients then have up to two weeks to arrange a GP referral

STPI (a federally funded initiative, commissioned by Primary Health Tasmania) is limited to clients in the following regions (and surrounds): Launceston, Scottsdale, George Town, and East Coast (St Helens to Triabunna). Please check with our office if you would like more information.

Clients are asked to pay a session fee on the day of consultation (Medicare and private health rebates, where applicable, will be processed on site). Please speak ask our admin team for the current fee schedule.
Although we do not charge any out-of-pocket costs under STPI (previously ATAPS), we are not a bulk billing practice.

Self-referrals are gladly accepted. Self-referred clients are asked to pay for their session on the day of consultation. Clients should check their private health fund for rebate information.

Please contact us by phone, fax, or email if you wish to make a referral.


If you have any questions at all please feel welcome to send us a message and we will get in touch with you real soon.