Psychiatric clinic




Psychiatric care has become one of the most sought after but difficult to access areas of health in recent times. The increase in awareness of mental illness and its potential treatment options have led to increase in demand for such services. Private psychiatric clinics offer to close the gap between the public and private hospital systems and help to maintain continuity of care.

What is a Psychiatric clinic?

It is important to know what is meant by ‘Psychiatric clinics’, what they are and what they do. In short, a psychiatric clinic is referred to a system of care in which health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists and/or counsellors provide care of those individual’s that suffer from mental illness. A psychiatric clinic is not a hospital, it is rather a wide range of mental health professionals working together in an outpatient setting.

Why do we need Psychiatric clinics?

It is absolutely crucial that people have access to psychiatric clinics. Without psychiatric clinics in our communities, patients and their loved ones will be in greater risk of chronic diseases related to stress, anxiety, depression and even substance abuse. Psychiatric clinics reduce these risks. They direct individuals and their families on the right steps to take in handling mental illness and mental trauma. They offer to close the gap between the public hospital based mental health services and primary mental health care through your family doctor.

When should I go to a psychiatric clinic?

Most individuals are aware of their own emotions and how to handle them. It is often a misconception; people may think you have to be insane or on the verge of a meltdown to seek treatment. This is not true. Whilst we understand life can throw you struggles from time to time; it is important to know when you should consider mental health support. Experiencing uncontrollable or excessive anger, sadness, hopelessness are signs that you may not mentally be in a good state. If you are excessively eating, sleeping and have been isolating, these are symptoms that should alarm you to speak to someone before these feelings escalate.

Abuse of substances, negative behaviour, trying to heal from a traumatic experience, losing somebody or something that is important to you are all factors in which many individuals seek mental health services. These services can be found at psychiatric clinics. A psychiatric clinic will allow you to recognise your patterns and problems and will teach you on how to manage them.

What services do psychiatric clinics provide?

Psychiatric clinics provide many different types of services depending on their profession. A psychiatrist is a trained medical doctor, they are able to prescribe medications as well as providing psychotherapy treatment. However, psychologists and counsellors are unable to medicinally treat patients. They focus on more psychotherapy and treating patients with behavioural intervention.

What are the types of psychiatric clinics?

There are public and private psychiatric clinics. The public clinics are funded by the state government and the treatment is free of cost. However, they have a higher threshold for accepting patients as they generally cater to the severest forms of mental illness. These resources are usually scarce. Hence most people are generally referred to The Private psychiatric clinics. They are not funded by the government or insurance companies. Hence most consultations could incur a fee which you might need to pay. You may get a rebate back from medicare which is usually claimed on the spot electronically.

Mindoc psychiatry clinic Melbourne

Psychiatric clinics can have different focus and function. Clinics such as Mindoc psychiatric clinic Melbourne focus on treatment of anxiety, depression and related mental illnesses. Whereas some others might be focusing on doing medico-legal assessments or on post-partum conditions.

Mindoc Psychiatry clinic’s utmost dedication and devotion goes to providing comprehensive care to patients and to those whom suffer from mental illness. Our goal is providing the best and highest standards of mental health services to patients, their families and the whole community.

Our psychiatric clinic is a leading innovator in mental health. We have devised a 4 step program for depression named “steps 4 minds”, which is accessable through our clinic. One thing that is critical in getting private psychiatric care in Melbourne is its affordability. Although inpatient psychiatric services are included under hospital cover by health insurance companies, outpatient consults are usually privately paid. You do get a medicare rebate on these consults which is roughly 50-90% of your consultation fee.