We also offer psychological assessments
- Behavioural functioning assessments such as BASC-II, Vineland, Child-Behaviour Checklist
- Vocational assessments
Other referral sources
Individuals may also access psychological therapy sessions under the following referral sources:
- Transport Accident Commission (TAC): individuals who have sustained an injury in a transport accident, please speak to TAC and/or your GP.
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP): please speak to Human Resources at your workplace to inquire if the workplace offer to fund for some short-term counselling.
- Victims of Crime: Individuals who have been a victim of crime, please contact Victims Assistance and Counselling Program or Victims Support Agency for further information.
- Work Cover: individuals who have sustained a work-related injury or illness, please contact your employer and/or GP.
- International Health and Medical Services (IHMS): Most asylum seekers are eligible for Medicare and all Medicare services. For individuals who do not have a Medicare card, please contact your case worker (AMES, Red Cross, Hotham Mission, Anglicare, or other agency) for assistance to sign up.
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Individuals who have sustained an injury in a transport accident, please speak to TAC and/or your GP
Employee Assistance Program
Open Care Psychology offers Employee Assistance Program services for organisations and business across Melbourne. Employees of eligible organisations can access short-term confidential psychological therapy sessions – please check with Human Resources if eligible. As part of the EAP< employer’s will pay for the agreed number of sessions delivered by Open Care Psychology. Depending on the employer’s arrangements, EAP may also extend to immediate family members. Employees can make appointments directly with Open Care Psychology. Alternatively, a supported referral from a manager, supervisor, and/or work colleague may recommend or encourage you to seek help for a certain issue you may be experiencing. As an independent organisation providing EAP programs, individuals can be assured that all information remains strictly confidential.
Victims of Crime / Victims Assistance and Counselling Program (VACP)
Individuals who have been the victim of a violent crime in Melbourne within the last 2 years may be eligible for psychological therapy to assist you and your family to cope with the effects of being a victim of a violent crime. The crime must have been reported to the police and/or intervention order or safety notice.
For more information, please contact North VACP (Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, and Yarra) on (03) 9480 6166 (03) 9480 6166 and/or visit http://www.merrichs.org.au/Pages/VictimsAssistanceandCounsellingProgram.aspx, OR contact West VACP (Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, and Wyndham) on (03) 8398 4178 (03) 8398 4178 and/or visit http://www.wrhc.com..au/Services_victims.html
Individuals can also contact the Victims Support Agency on 1800 819 817 1800 819 817 for information and/or your solicitor regarding this scheme. You may be entitled to compensation, including payment for psychological therapy costs from the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.