DARLING DOWNS WEST MORETON PHN EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH ARTIUS HEALTH

Artius Health is proud to announce that its contract with the Darling Downs West Moreton Primary Health Network (PHN) has now been extended for another two years, from June 2020. 

The two have been in partnership since the PHN’s inception in 2015. Since then, Artius Health has provided quality metal health support for more than 4,000 patients through PHN-funded programs alone. 

These programs are specifically targeted at vulnerable patients who are most in need of mental health services they may otherwise have been unable to access. 

Artius Health’s Managing Director and Founder, Paul Stokes believes that, “Nobody wants to see people slip through the cracks because they can’t afford to access private mental health services or because they need to be seen urgently, yet they don’t meet the criteria for ‘acute care’. That is why these PHN programs are so important.” 

Face-to-face appointments are available at Artius Health’s Ipswich clinic and Telehealth appointments are available to patients from their home or another appropriate setting. This means that transport issues are not a barrier to vulnerable patients seeking assistance. 

Mr Stokes continues, “I’d like to thank the PHN for their ongoing trust in us to deliver quality mental health and psychological services to the Ipswich and surrounding communities. It is our mission to help people, businesses and communities to reach their potential and we believe that, through this partnership, we are doing just that. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the PHN and continuing to serve our local community." 

Patients who are not eligible for the PHN program can still access mental health support through Artius Health. Referrals are not required; however, Medicare rebates apply with a valid Mental Health Care Plan. Pension Card and Health Care Card holders are bulk-billed. 

In an emergency, call 000. If you’re struggling, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 any time for free.

Referrals can be sent via fax to 07 5502 7414, email to health@artius.com.au or Medical Objects to ArtiusHealthCare.

To book an appointment or to talk to one of our friendly Customer Service team members call us on 1300 764 003. Alternatively you can visit our website www.artius.com.au for more information on the services we offer.