GPs may still refer patients to the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program over the Christmas and New Year period, however some ATAPS services will be disrupted due to providers taking holidays.
GPs wishing to refer to an available ATAPS provider should consult the SNHN website where a full list of providers is available including their closure dates during December and January.
SNHN which administers the ATAPS program will be closed from 5:00pm 24 December till 9:00am Monday 4 January 2016. During this time period GPs and referring practitioners can still refer patients to the ATAPS program. Referring practitioners should call the ATAPS referral line (1300 782 391) and leave a message. ATAPS program coordinators will follow up with any administration requirements on 4 January 2016.
For more information about ATAPS and the list of available providers for December and January CLICK HERE.