Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Northside Psychological Consultancy (NPC) prides itself on being flexible and available to its clients, hence, regular appointments also may be provided on weekends, public holidays and/or in the evenings. Please discuss your needs with the Director who will attempt to accommodate same ... so, essentially, NPC is a unique 365-day independent practice operating with extended hours capacity!
NPC advises that face-to-face crisis appointments are able to be provided, however, the provision of same may be impacted by competing clinical priorities. Crisis appointments are unable to be bulk-billed (irrespective of whether the client has a Mental Health Care/Treatment Plan) and are offered on a private billing basis only, after which the client may then apply directly to Medicare for the clinical psychology rebate (of course, only with a current Mental Health Care/Treatment Plan which enables access to psychology sessions in the calendar year). Crisis referrals or emergency consultations relating to self-harming or suicidal ideation are not within NPC's scope of practice. These referrals are unable to be accepted and will be directed to the local public mental health service which is specifically resourced and funded for this purpose.
NPC advises that crisis telephone consultations are unable to be provided. NPC advises that same should be sought from organisations specifically resourced and funded for this purpose e.g. Lifeline, Parentline, Kids Helpline and/ or your local public mental health service.
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