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Forums / Treatments, health professionals and therapies / Very worked up right now RE: psychologist referral

Topic: Very worked up right now RE: psychologist referral

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  1. Coastie1990
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    24 September 2018

    Hey

    I was on a MHCP in 2017.

    I decided to switch to a BOMH this year so I could get extra visits (covered by Medicare).

    Just found out tonight that my referral was rejected because it only covers psychologists in my local area (the Central Coast).

    Very annoying but it looks like the BOMH is useless.

    I am planning to just get another MHCP. But my receptionist thinks I will have the same problem?

    That I must have a psychologist from my local area.

    Is that a recent change?

    Or is it just for the BOMH?

    I didn't have this issue for my MHCP back in 2017?

  2. geoff
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    25 September 2018 in reply to Coastie1990

    Hi Coastie, thanks for posting your comment, and as far as I know you can see any psychologist or psychiatrist you want.

    Your doctor may refer you to someone but that doesn't mean you have to see them, the MHP can be directed towards the psych you want to see.

    I maybe corrected on this.

    Geoff.

  3. JessF
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    25 September 2018 in reply to Coastie1990
    Hello Coastie1990, I don't know what a BOMH is but I have used the MHCP and I don't believe there are location restrictions on where your psychologist is. Perhaps others can chip in on this too.
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    25 September 2018 in reply to Coastie1990

    Hi Coastie, I'm sorry I had much earlier but it hasn't appeared as yet, but no there are no restrictions as far as I believe, so your doctor can write an MHP plan for whoever you want to see.

    Geoff.

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