MENTAL HEALTH PLANS
A Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) is a referral provided by a GP to support patients to access mental health support. With a MHCP, patients can access up to 20 Medicare-subsidised psychology sessions per calendar year.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Your GP can determine if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan.
Eligible patients can receive an MHCP once every 12 months, which entitles them to up to 20 Medicare-subsidised psychology sessions.
After the first 6 sessions, the patient must book an appointment with their GP for review, before any additional sessions can be accessed. Due to COVID-19, Medicare has enabled patients to access an additional 10 sessions. GP review is required after the 10th psychology appointment.
HOW DO I GET ONE?
To obtain an MHCP you need to make a ‘Mental Health – Initial Consultation‘ appointment with your usual GP.
To ensure continuity of care, it is important that you continue to visit your usual GP for your initial MHCP and any reviews of your MHCP.
An Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) is a referral that is written by your GP which provides eligible patients with Medicare-subsidised allied health appointments, like physio and podiatry. An EPC may also be referred to as a GP Management Plan (GPMP).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for an EPC or GPMP, a patient must have a chronic or terminal medical condition with or without complex care needs.
A chronic health condition is defined as one that has been present for 6 months or more. It includes, but is not limited to, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.
Your GP will need to assess your eligibility for an EPC plan.
HOW DO I GET ONE?
To obtain an EPC or GPMP you need to make a standard appointment with your GP.
Please note that this referral takes 15 minutes, and cannot be done in a standard appointment when other issues are being discussed. If you are coming to see your GP about another issue, you will be required to book a long (30 minute) appointment or come back for another standard appointment.
To ensure continuity of care, it is important that you continue to visit your usual GP for your initial EPC plan and any reviews of your EPC plan.
Star City Medical Centre is also a collection centre for Clinical Labs. Clinical Labs is one of Australia’s largest, privately owned pathology practices.
Australian Clinical Labs is a leading private provider of pathology services in Australia. Our 86 NATA-accredited laboratories perform over 8 million episodes each year for clinicians and patients within our communities.
At Clinical Labs, we are focused on our mission of combining talented people, and medical and scientific leadership, with innovative thinking and technologies to empower decision making that saves and improves patients’ lives.
- Travel advice and vaccination
- First aid kit advice including medications
With over 20 years of experience in surgical specialties including general surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic & cosmetic surgery, Dr. Kumar is passionate in the field of skin cancer and cosmetic surgery. He is constantly building up on his expertise by adapting to the newly launched cutting-edge treatment modalities. This also enables to give the best possible results to the patients with the highest satisfaction.
Dr. Kumar caters to individual patients by tailoring the treatments plans according to their needs and concerns. He has a keen interest in research and publication and has presented his research work in National and International conferences. He has also published more than ten papers in Journals of international repute.
Qualifications and appointments
- Diploma in Cosmetic Injectables – Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS)
- Scholar Diploma in Skin Cancer
- Scholar Fellow Pain Medicine
- FICS – Fellow of International College Surgeons – USA
- Fellow Neurosurgery
- M.Med – Clinical Neurosurgery – The University of Melbourne
- Affiliate Member- Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery
- Skin cancer college of Australasia
- Faculty of Pain Medicine
- Association of Surgeons of India
- Neurological Society on India
Dr. Arun has extensive experience in all facets of Cosmetic medicine and Surgery. He provides individualized treatment plan.
Our highly knowledgeable, skilled, and reliable team will give you the best evidence-based strategies and provide a clear roadmap on how to optimally improve your health and wellbeing. You will benefit from our expertise to answer your questions, clear your doubts, so that you have confidence in what you should do to achieve your meaningful goals.
Our physiotherapists are experienced in helping elderly people to optimally manage their acute and chronic medical conditions such as:
- Musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain)
- Cardiorespiratory conditions (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis)
- Neurological conditions (e.g. Stroke, Parkinson’s disease)
- Reconditioning after prolonged hospital stay
- Pre and post-operative rehabilitation
- Balance and fall prevention
Our mission is to help elderly people to get stronger, move better and have less pain so that you can always put a smile on your face and stay active as long as possible. We will be able to provide you with:
CLOSING THE GAP
Closing the Gap acknowledges the ongoing strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in sustaining the world’s oldest living cultures.
At star city medical centre, we are a Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander friendly clinic.
We provide full health checks and make sure our patients are aware of all the services that are available to them.