In Victoria, people are waiting longer to see psychiatrists for ADHD check-ups, sometimes for up to nine months. Not having ADHD diagnosed or treated can make life harder, affecting work, study, and personal relationships.
At Epsychiatry, we have two psychiatrists who can help with ADHD check-ups and give out medication in Victoria. Usually, you only have to wait 4 to 6 weeks to see a psychiatrist with us.
If you believe you're dealing with ADHD and it's affecting your life, you can ask your GP for a referral. Your GP can either fax it to us at 03 9005 8363 or email it to s[email protected].
We recommend you ask your GP for a copy of your referral. Sometimes, referrals sent by GPs don't reach our inbox. To avoid waiting longer for treatment, get in touch with us the day after your GP sends the referral to make sure we got it.
We handle ADHD check-ups on a first-come, first-serve basis, so confirming that we got your referral means you'll likely be seen earlier.
An evaluation for ADHD usually requires one appointment. To make the assessment as effective as possible, we recommend you ask your GP to write a detailed letter describing your current symptoms and concerns. Also, we'll ask you to complete any questionnaires we send to you and provide any existing reports from psychologists you've seen previously.
While the cost for the first appointment is $875, it's essential to see it as an investment in understanding your mental health better. Once the assessment is complete, it can pave the way for personalised, effective treatment strategies that can significantly enhance your quality of life.
Remember, depending on whether you've met your Medicare Safety Net Threshold, your out-of-pocket expenses can vary between $125 and $629. If you're uncertain about whether you've reached your Medicare safety net threshold, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to make this process as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you.
We're dedicated to making your journey with us as easy and efficient as possible. Once we receive your referral, we'll go over the costs with you, match you with one of our psychiatrists who specialises in ADHD assessments in Victoria, and ask you to fill out a registration form and have a chat with us online.
We are an entirely online service that uses telehealth to assist patients. The advantage of this is that you save both money and time on travel, and we can offer you more flexible appointment slots. However, it can also present its unique challenges.
Every psychiatrist in our team has their own payment methods. Depending on which psychiatrist takes your referral, you might be asked to provide your credit card information to a secure third-party payment platform, or to make a bank transfer 72 hours before your appointment. This is becoming a standard practice as telehealth services are becoming more widespread around the world. Your GP in Victoria, and indeed most doctors, will likely have similar policies for online consultations.
Our psychiatrist based in Melbourne understands the busy lives of our working adult ADHD clients. We know that many of you balance busy work schedules along with other commitments. With this in mind, we offer both Saturday and Sunday appointments as well as slots during weekday evenings. This flexibility allows us to cater to your needs more effectively, making our service more accessible and convenient for you. We believe this provision of weekend and evening appointments sets us apart, making our service a uniquely suitable choice for your needs.
If you have any questions in your mind, your assigned onboarding coordinator is your point of contact. We have noticed that clients find it beneficial to have a dedicated coordinator who can help expedite appointments.
You can communicate with us via SMS, phone call, or email. Some frequently asked questions include:
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.
ADHD treatment aims to manage symptoms, improve daily functioning, and enhance quality of life. It often involves a combination of medication, herapy, lifestyle modifications, and support. Here's what one might expect when their ADHD treatment is working effectively:
Remember, every person's experience with ADHD is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Adjustments might be needed over time to continue managing symptoms effectively. It's also important to note that treatment won't "cure" ADHD, but it can significantly reduce symptoms and improve functioning.