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It’s certainly a confronting time and understandable if you are feeling worried or uneasy.

We at Think remain open as an essential service conducting face-to-face appointments, telephone appointments and ‘telehealth’ appointments (Skype, Zoom etc). The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has released a ‘Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety’ and ‘Maintaining your mental health during social isolation’ tip sheets which provides some great education and strategies to help get through this period.

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety

Maintaining your mental health during social isolation

We have had many enquiries and wish to advise that Think Psychology remains open to clients (as at lunch time Monday March 23) as a health service. We are endeavouring to adapt to the changed arrangements with COVID-19 so please bare with us if we are slow to answer the phone.

Clients, if meeting the COVID-19 criteria outlined in the previous post, can undertake appointments over the phone or via telehealth. If a client does not meet the COVID-19/isolation criteria outlined in the previous post but does not wish to come into the Clinic you may still undertake your appointment via phone or telehealth without a medicare rebate. Please contact reception if you wish to discuss.

We will publish more posts/information on this website as/if circumstances change. This is a difficult time for all and we will do our best to maintain treatment and support for our clients and new clients.

A difficult time for all at the moment and we hope our clients and visitors to this website and the Think clinic are remaining well. Think, as a health provider, remains open, however, we are putting in place strategies to mitigate the risk to both staff and clients.

 

If you have a cough, cold, sore throat and/or fever then DO NOT ATTEND THIS PRACTICE IN PERSON.

Please phone our reception staff for advice and discussion of alternate options available. We understand you are likely to still need your regular mental health support, even if unwell, and we are working to establish alternate options. We will be able to offer clients a telehealth / phone consultation it you are unable to attend the practice in person.

Those who require Telehealth or phone consultations and meet the below categories, will be eligible for Medicare funding. All others requesting this service may pay privately without rebate.

 
Anyone who:
  1. has been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus but who is not a patient of a hospital; or
  2. has been required to isolate themselves in quarantine in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by Australian Health Protection Principal Committee; or
  3. Is in one of the following groups:
    • Is 70 years or older;
    • Over 50 if of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
    • pregnant; or
    • a parent of a child under 12 months; or
    • a person under treatment for chronic health conditions or who are immune-compromised.

People in categories a. and b. are a risk to others and should not attend the practice in person. People in category c. are most at risk from infection and as per Department of Health advise, should avoid all unnecessary outings.