In New South Wales, waits for ADHD check-ups with psychiatrists are getting longer, sometimes even more than eight months. If ADHD is not diagnosed or treated, it can seriously affect all parts of a person's life, like their work, studies, and relationships.
At Epsychiatry, we have three psychiatrists who handle ADHD check-ups and give out ADHD medication in New South Wales. Usually, people have to wait between 4 to 6 weeks to see a psychiatrist at our clinic.
If you think you're dealing with ADHD and it's affecting your daily life, you can ask your GP for a referral. Your GP can send us the referral either by fax at 03 9005 8363 or email at s[email protected].
We recommend that you request a copy of your referral from your GP because sometimes referrals sent by GPs don't always reach us. To avoid any hold-up in starting your treatment, get in touch with us the next day to ensure we have received your referral.
We handle ADHD assessments on a first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, confirming that we have your referral means that you'll likely be seen quicker.
ADHD evaluations typically require 1 to 2 appointments. For a thorough evaluation, we recommend getting a comprehensive letter from your GP detailing your present symptoms and issues. Additionally, please complete the questionnaires we provide you and forward any previous reports from psychologists before your appointment.
The initial consultation is priced at $700. Depending on whether you've hit the Medicare Safety Net Threshold, your out-of-pocket expenses (gap) may range from $90 to $454.
If you're uncertain about whether you've reached your Medicare Safety Net Threshold, don't hesitate to consult with us.
Our aim is to ensure a seamless and prompt onboarding process for you. Once we have your referral, we verify the costs with you, assign you to one of our psychiatrists who is accepting ADHD referrals in NSW, and request that you complete a registration form and an online call with us.
Being a digital platform, we provide services exclusively via telehealth. This format offers you savings in travel expenses and time, along with the benefit of flexible scheduling. However, it also presents its own unique challenges. For instance, we've encountered cases where clients have consulted with our psychiatrists without settling their appointment fees.
Each of our psychiatrists adheres to their own billing procedures. Depending on the psychiatrist who receives your referral, you might be required to enter your credit card details into a third-party billing platform or perform a bank transfer prior. With the global rise in telehealth services, these billing practices are increasingly becoming the norm. You'll find similar policies in place with your GP in Sydney, Newcastle or where you are located.
Here are some simple steps to get ready for your meeting with the doctor:
Once we get your referral, one of our team members will take care of it. Like we mentioned before, we want to make joining us as easy and quick as possible. These team members have helped hundreds of clients and know our process and how to set up ADHD checks in NSW really well.
Here are some frequent questions clients have about the their medication
Always remember that your psychiatrist is there to support you and answer any questions you may have. They want to ensure that your treatment is effective and fits with your lifestyle, so don't hesitate to bring up any concerns or inquiries you have.