Pediatric Psychology – which addresses the psychological aspects of illness, injury, and the promotion of health behaviors in children, adolescents, and families.
Developmental Disorders – this includes learning disorders, attention problems and other concerns regarding infants and young children’s development.
Psychological Conditions – where people who are having difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking and behaviour, including those with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. This can also include behavioural problems of childhood.
While no referral is required to attend, Better Access for Mental Health enables adults and children to access psychological services and gain a rebate from Medicare. To receive a Medicare rebate an individual must be referred by a GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. If referred by a GP this referral involves the preparation of a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan in an appointment with the GP. If referred by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist a referral letter is all that is required to access rebates.
Fees are subject to Health Insurance rebates and may be eligible for Medicare under the Chronic Disease Management program (with GP referral) or Better Start for Children with a Disability initiative.
If you have any queries please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Baby Steps Health Centre on 9387 2844.
John Gardiner is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ professional experience - having worked as a psychologist with children, adolescents, families, couples, adults and organizations. John has worked as a school psychologist, clinical psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and was the Chief Clinical Psychologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for thirteen years. John’s clinical and research area is children and adolescents with chronic health and mental health conditions; this includes the adjustment to diagnosis and adherence with medical plans.