Anyone can refer to the Perth Voices Clinic. We encourage you - the voice hearer - to call to make your first appointment.
However, we request that you receive a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or psychiatrist with a referral to the Perth Voices Clinic (clinical psychology) prior to your first appointment.
* FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY WE EXPERIENCE HIGHER REFERRAL RATES AND THUS OUT WAIT LISTS ARE LONGER. WE APOLOGISE FOR THIS AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO DISCUSS OTHER OPTIONS WITH YOUR GP IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE SOONER. *
Every Australian citizen is now eligible for 10 + 10 individual psychology sessions and 10 group psychology sessions per calendar year. Our therapies have been designed to be 10 sessions in length and shown to be effective. We unfortunately are not able to offer longer-term therapy as we are small but busy clinic and need to be able to offer a service to everyone and keep our wait lists manageable.
If you have already used your psychology sessions covered by Medicare for the financial year, then you should still bring a GP referral letter to your first appointment (but a Mental Health Care Plan will not be required, as you will be allocated to a provisional psychologist).
We are also NDIS registered. If you have an NDIS plan in place, discuss with your NDIS coordinator adding psychological therapy to your plan. Once this has been done, your NDIS plan will cover the cost of the sessions.
The clinic is not set up to provide crisis or medical management. If you are in mental health or situation crisis, or at risk of hurting yourself or others, you will be redirected to local mental health services, but can be re-referred to the Perth Voices Clinic at a later time.