July 02 2018
Six NSW PHN’s have come together to fund ProCare Mental Health Services, a not-for-profit service provider, to operate a new psychiatry support line for GPs.
Posted July 20, 2023
The PHN has recently commissioned five service providers to deliver primary mental health services for priority populations across the Hunter, New England, and Central Coast regions.
About the program
The program aims to provide greater access to mental health services for priority populations living with mental illness in the HNECC region. Individuals eligible for the program can receive up to a maximum of 12 service contacts in a year.
All referrals are required to go via PRIMA. In the Hunter and New England regions, referrals can be made via SeNT eReferral, and on the Central Coast, referrals can be made via the Coast & Country Primary Care referral portal.
Services are to be targeted to give priority to the most vulnerable populations that experience financial hardship and have difficulties/barriers in accessing mental health treatment in the Primary Care sector including but not limited to:
|Hunter Primary Care||Greater Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter and Mid Coast|
|Beam Health||Greater Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter and Mid Coast|
|HealthWISE||Mehi, Tablelands and Peel|
|Tobwabba||Mid Coast (Forster/Tuncurry)|
|Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Services (TAMS)||Peel|
GPs wishing for more information should contact their Primary Care Improvement Officer.
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