What is it?
The Flying Doctor Psychological Service allows for patients to access appointments with a mental health professional through their local bush nursing centres. Bush nurses triage patients directly into the service, and patients meet with the mental health professional initially at the bush nursing centre. Following this, subsequent appointments are conducted via the secure Flying Doctor Telehealth Service. In addition to providing clinical services, the mental health professional also engages with local communities to develop relevant strategies on how to raise awareness and build resilience.
Where can you access it?
Who does it?
The Flying Doctor Psychological Service is sponsored by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria and the Gippsland Primary Health Network. This service has a dedicated mental health clinician based in East Gippsland who engages with the local communities.