I cannot get to a service
This information is about what you could do if you cannot get to a service.
It has information on
- If you think you will have trouble getting to a mental health worker
- If you have been in hospital and cannot get to your follow-up appointments
Sometimes it can be hard to get to mental health appointments.
Your appointments may be
- Far away from your home
- Not close to public transport
Below are some ideas if you think you will have trouble getting to an appointment.
Ask if the mental health worker can meet you somewhere that is right for you.
This could be your home.
Discuss with your mental health worker if you could meet online via teleconferencing.
Teleconferencing allows you to see and communicate with people online.
You can use programs like Zoom to teleconference.
You may also hear people call this telehealth.
To communicate is how you understand and share your feelings or information.
If you have an NDIS plan communicate with your NDIS Support Coordinator about transport options.
A support coordinator is a person who helps plan and organise
- Your care
- Other services you get
If you have an NDIS plan you may be able to get a support worker to drive you to appointments.
There may also be community transport options near you.
Community transport is transport options organised by
- Groups in your community
- Organisations in your community
- Your local government
You may be able to get the Taxi Subsidy Scheme in NSW.
The Taxi Subsidy Scheme in NSW means you pay less for taxi travel.
You can let your doctor know or call the hospital.
There should be a phone number for the hospital on your discharge plan.
A discharge plan lists the treatment and support you will get when you go home.
A discharge plan is sometimes called a transfer of care plan.
Your doctor or the hospital can help you with ways you can get to your appointment.