Referral Information for GP’s

Inner East Melbourne Medicare LocalLinda Evans is a registered Mental Health Social Worker Provider 4252312X who accepts referrals from GP’s for the delivery of mental health plans.

Linda Evans is registered with Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local as an ATAPS (Access to Allied Psychological Services) provider.

GP’s need to contact IEMML direct on #8822 8499 if they wish to refer via this program. It is suitable for clients on low income who cannot afford the out of pocket expenses of counselling.

**Clients cannot be referred by GP’s under both programs

A Range of evidence-based strategies has been approved for use by allied health professionals utilising the Focussed Psychological Strategies Medicare items. As outlined in the MBS book, these are:

Psycho-education (including motivational interviewing

Cognitive-behavioural therapy

  • Behavioural interventions
  • Behavioural modification
  • Exposure techniques
  • Activity scheduling
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Cognitive therapy

Relaxation strategies

  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Controlled breathing

Skills training

  • Problem solving skills and training
  • Anger management
  • Social skills training
  • Communication training
  • Stress management
  • Parent management training

Interpersonal therapy