About our Team Based model of care

Cygnet Clinic

Excellence in Psychological Health

Excellence in Psychological Health
We believe that a General Practitioner is best able to meet their patients mental health needs through a multidisciplinary team based arrangement. An individualised patient-centred plan may be matched to the Mental Health support required (for example a patient may only require a Clinical Psychologist, others a might only need a Psychiatrist, and in some cases a patient would benefit from both professions working together). 

Our Model of Team Based Care

Under our model, a General Practitioner has multiple options:

• A GP can refer directly to any Clinical Psychologists through a MHCP arrangement for 10 sessions per year (item 2710).

• A GP can refer to a Consultant Psychiatrist (through item 291) for Opinion & Report. The Psychiatrist may then recommend Clinical Psychology which does not need a GP Mental Health Care Plan but can be directly referred by the Psychiatrist. This includes group therapy items.

• A GP can refer to a Psychiatrist for ongoing management and treatment.

For more information, please contact us on 9467 7676 (Midland) or 9467 6373 (Fremantle)

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Let us update you on changes in Cygnet Clinic and new initiatives in Mental Health treatment available in Western Australia (including updates to any changes to the Better Access to Mental Health Medicare System).

If your are in need of help urgently, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14