ADHD – bookings with our Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists

Thank you for choosing Call to Mind for your upcoming telehealth appointment to assess whether ADHD is the appropriate diagnosis.

Please take the time to read this information carefully as it contains IMPORTANT information relating to your upcoming consultation.

All appointments booked for an ADHD assessment with our C&A Psychiatrists require an initial 1-3 sessions to clarify diagnosis and initiate treatment if appropriate. Your psychiatrist may also need to speak with your GP or other professionals (eg. teachers) involved in your care, and in most cases will need to speak with your carers or family members to get additional information to assist with your assessment.

If diagnosis of ADHD is confirmed the psychiatrist will initiate treatment and then provide support to your GP to act as the primary prescriber for medications for ongoing scripts. All states have their own requirements regarding prescriptions. The psychiatrist will send a comprehensive report and management plan to your GP to assist your GP in applying for authority and prescribing medications.

Stimulant prescribing rules are state-based. Prescribing authority will be transferred to your GP following completion of your assessment. Please ensure your GP is happy to take over prescribing following assessment and / or initiation of treatment.

Fees:

Initial appointment:

Fee – $600

Rebate – $233.75

Out-of-pocket – $366.25

Follow up appointments / collateral appointments (30 min):

Fee – $320

Rebate – $119.50

Out-of-pocket – $200.50

Payment details will be obtained before your booking and your account charged 3 business days prior to the appointment. If funds are not available, the appointment will be cancelled. At the conclusion of your appointment, any applicable rebates will then be processed with Medicare (which can take 48 hours).

Cancellations/Refunds:

Please note that we require a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment. Due to the high volume and demand for ADHD referrals, late notice cancellations or failure to attend these appointments will incur a $150 fee which will be deducted from any refunded fees.

Questionnaires:

It is a requirement for these consultations that the below questionnaires are completed and returned prior to scheduling an appointment. Please download and complete these forms and send them back to us (via info@calltomind.com.au).

Failure to return these completed forms will result in no appointment being booked.

  1. DIVA (patients 16 years and over)
  2. DIVA (Next of Kin)

 

GP Consent

It is also a requirement for these consultations that your GP agree to act as the ongoing prescriber for any medications. Please discuss this with your GP and ask them to review, sign and return the below form, and send it to us along with the above questionnaires.

Consent form

Please note: whilst we would like to be able to assist with these questionnaires unfortunately our team do not have the capacity over the phone to do so.

Our team will be in touch once these forms are returned. If you have any questions, please contact us.