Caloundra Private Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Outpatient Services

OUTPATIENT CLINIC

Our aim is to keep you healthy and functioning in the community in partnership with your GP. The outpatient clinic provides the best flexibility to assist with your recovery in the community.

Our psychiatrists also have outpatient clinics on hospital grounds. These can be accessed separately from the hospital. Please see here if you are a new patient seeking an outpatient appointment with one of our psychiatrists.

DAY PROGRAMS

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The CBT program has been designed to provide ongoing support in developing and maintaining strategies to manage symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. It is based on a well-researched psychoeducational treatment approach and is run weekly by fully trained psychologists or social workers.

This group is designed for people who have difficulties managing

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Unhelpful emotions
  • PTSD symptoms

This group not only teaches effective strategies to use, but also provides a forum to share with others in a similar situation. It provides an opportunity to see that you are not alone in the way that problems affect you and you are able to develop a sense of connectedness with other group members.

To attend this group you will need a referral from either your GP or from your psychiatrist. Please call the Patient Intake Team for more information on costs.

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Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention Program

The Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention Program has been developed to provide ongoing support and group therapy to adults with substance use problems. It is based on a number of therapeutic strategies with an emphasis on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

It is run weekly by fully trained psychologists and social workers and provides a forum for people having difficulties in managing their substance abuse, to find support in a genuine caring environment. The processes involved in the development of substance use problems are explained along with the proven treatment methods to reduce the potential for relapse.

To attend this group you will need a referral from either your GP or from you psychiatrist. Please call the Patient Intake Team for more information on costs.

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Managing Mood Disorders and Managing Anxiety Disorders – Veteran Specific

CBT is a well-researched psychoeducational treatment approach to the management of many mental health issues including anxiety, depression and PTSD. These programs were created especially for veterans so that they can share in a safe place their experiences of military service and the effects it has had on their mental health.

We run two different mental groups one for mood disorders including depression, the other for anxiety disorders. They run sequentially once a week. Both programs are designed to assist participants in their recovery by identifying early warning signs, stressors and other symptoms associated with their mental health issues. Participants will learn effective strategies to enhance their ability to self-manage and seek early intervention in the event of relapse.

The group is run by allied health staff once a week, with a maximum of 12 veterans in the group. Group starts at 0900 and finishes at 1430 and includes a morning tea and lunch.

These programs are DVA approved and therefore no cost is required from ex-military participants.

Download the information brochure here.

To learn more about the program please phone the Patient Intake Team on (07) 5492 0277. Email: CLP-Enquiries@ramsayhealth.com.au

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy using Art Therapy Day Program

The CBT using Art Therapy Day Program is a general mental health program designed to allow participants to develop new skills to process, communicate, problem solve and express themselves using different visual mediums. In this program patients learn to apply the principals of CBT using art as a medium.

Program content includes:

  • Self care
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Boundaries
  • Body image
  • Relaxation and mindfulness

The group is run by allied health staff once a week, with a maximum of 10 people in the group. It starts at 9am and finishes at 1230pm (with 3 hours of face to face group work) and includes morning tea.

To learn more about the program and how to access it please phone the Patient Intake Team on (07) 5492 0277. Email: CLP-Enquiries@ramsayhealth.com.au

For more information please download our CBT using Art Therapy brochure.

rTMS

Like inpatient rTMS, we can offer this service as an outpatient. Currently some of the Alliance Funds are funding outpatient rTMS. Some patients also opt to pay for these costs themselves. For more information on the costs, please call the Patient Services Manager.

If you are a new patient, you will need to be referred and have an initial consult with one of our psychiatrists to assess if rTMS is suitable for you.

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ECT

We also provide ECT as an outpatient service (see inpatient ECT for more info). You will need to be under the care of one of our psychiatrists. If you are a new patient, you will need to be referred and have an initial consult with one of our psychiatrists. Because ECT requires you to have a full anaesthesia, you will require a medical review prior to commencing this treatment. This it to make sure there are no medical risks associated with the anaesthesia. This medical workup may require you to have a brief admission for your first treatment prior to continuing as an outpatient.

After your treatment, you are admitted to the mental health ward to recover for a minimum of four hours. This is a precaution due to having an anesthesia. After your recovery period, you are discharged home with a carer.

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TMS Room
Day Program Room