GMHBA have recently engaged Clarity Health Care to provide a hospital substitution program to eligible members. This is a two year pilot which commenced in August 2018.
CHC is a well-established mental health program who offer quality, community based treatment (non-hospital) for patients with a range of diagnoses and concerns. CHC believe in responsive, multi-disciplinary care as a hospital substitution and since the inception of their model they have been successful in reducing hospital admissions for patients.
Participation in the pilot program is voluntary and is available to members at no cost.
Access to the program is available to GMHBA members in Victoria who have had overnight admissions to hospital for mental health treatment and could benefit from increased clinical support to remain at home.
If you are eligible for the program, CHC will work collaboratively with your current treating health care professionals (with your permission) and request any clinical information that may be of assistance in developing your support plan.
For more information about this pilot, please call Clarity Health Care on 03 9448 8323 or the GMHBA call centre on 1300 446 422.
Further information about Clarity Health Care can be found on the Clarity Health Care website.