REFER TO US

How to send your
referrals

THE PROCESS

How Does It Work?

Oqea Cares is a private practice.

Clients can see our psychologists without a referral, but most are referred through a GP so they can claim a Medicare rebate under the Better Access to Mental Health program, which provides rebates which cover most of the costs for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

Psychiatrists are required to have a referral from a GP before an appointment can be made. A standard referral for ongoing care will last 12 months from your first appointment with a psychiatrist. An indefinite referral for a psychiatrist will last 5 years.

If you are an individual seeking how to send your GP referral, you can securely upload it when you request an appointment.

Below is an overview of the process for GPs or Medical professionals to send their referrals to Oqea Cares.

Refer to a Psychologist
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Fill a Form

Provide us your patient details securely online.
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Appointment scheduled

We’ll match your patient needs with one of our psychologists.
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Process update

We’ll update you on the process.

Prefer to call or email?

Talk to our friendly reception
Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm

Refer to a Psychiatrist
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Email referral

Provide us your patient details and any documentation.
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Request assessed

We’ll match your patient needs with one of our psychiatrists.
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Process update

We’ll update you on the process.

Prefer to call or email?

Talk to our friendly reception
Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm