Integrated Care Pathway

Because of the increase in patient numbers via this pathway, we are temporarily not accepting new patients. GPs can refer patients to individual psychiatrists based at Omega Mind Clinics.

The Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) is built to empower patients in collaboratively identifying their treatment goals with the guidance of clinicians as they navigate their journey toward recovery.

Who can be referred:

Patients with both psychiatric disorders and chronic physical health conditions, can now be referred to the Omega Wellness Centre’s Integrated Care Pathway (ICP).

This collaborative community care model between Omega Wellness Centre and Omega Mind Clinics, involves shared management of patients by Senior Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Dr Jasvinder Singh and Specialist Mental Health General Practitioner, Dr Sonia Res.

Referral Process:

Referrals from Consultant Specialists and General Practitioners will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, and patients will be seen over several months by the shared ICP team at Omega Wellness Centre. The referral will be triaged by our Neuropsychiatrist, Dr Singh, before commencing on the pathway.

Appointment Structure:

Appointment 1
After triage by Dr Jasvinder Singh (Neuropsychiatrist) Patients will receive an initial comprehensive assessment with either option 1 or 2 depending on their clinical needs.

Option 1 – Dr Res for diagnostic clarification, investigations as clinically indicated and commencement of a treatment plan. This will be at a cost of $350, with a Medicare rebate of $118.00. This appointment will be 40 to 45 minutes.

Option 2 – One of our specialised mental health nurse practitioners for diagnostic clarification, investigations as clinically indicated and commencement of a treatment plan. This will be at a cost of $210, with a Medicare rebate of $54.85. This appointment will be 50 minutes.

Appointment 2:
Following the initial appointment, patients will be seen by Dr Jasvinder Singh for further diagnostic and management consolidation. This appointment will be at a cost of $525, with a Medicare rebate of $247.25. This appointment will be 45-60 minutes.

Subsequent Appointments:

Appointments will then alternate between Dr Res and Dr Singh, providing a unique shared-care model of clinical expertise with the addition of as required nurse practitioner check ins. Appointments with Dr Sonia Res will be either $110, with a Medicare rebate of $41.40 or $180, with a Medicare rebate of $80.10 (dependent on the length of the appointment).
Follow-up appointments with Dr Jasvinder Singh will be either $315, with a Medicare rebate of $126.40 or $225, with a Medicare rebate of $82.15 (dependent on the length of the appointment).

The OWC Allied Health team may also be involved in the care and management of patients with access to nurse practitioners, psychologists, and dietitians in 1:1 or group settings.

Information for Referring Clinicians

A Multidisciplinary Team Meeting (MDT) will be scheduled during the fourth month of care, to discuss the patient’s current treatment plan. This meeting will involve the patient, carer, referring General Practitioner and other health team members, where appropriate.
We would expect most patients to be discharged from the Integrated Clinical Pathway within 12 months of referral. Correspondence letters will be written to the Referring doctor.

The Integrated Clinical Pathway will be evaluated after one year to see how it can continue to improve to try to meet these community needs.

At Omega Wellness Centre, our commitment is to provide high-quality, integrated healthcare to empower individuals on their journey to well-rounded health and recovery.

Dr Sonia Res

Dr Sonia Res, Mental Health GP

Joining our team in 2024, Dr. Sonia Res, a highly experienced GP from Canberra, specialises in treating patients with chronic physical and complex mental health conditions, focusing on Preventative Medicine, Mental Health, and Women’s Health. With over 20 years of expertise, she has spent the last 5 years as a GP Senior Staff Specialist at Canberra Access Adult Community Mental Health clinics, managing moderate to severe mental illness.

Now, Dr. Res is introducing a similar care model at the Wellness Centre of Omega Mind Clinics in Springfield, Brisbane. GPs can refer patients with complex mental health needs for short-term assessments and management plans, tapping into the expertise of Omega Wellness Centre’s Allied Health Clinicians. Referrals encompass diagnostic clarification, medication reviews, and treatment for various mental health conditions. The referral process ensures a holistic journey for patients, directing them to appropriate Allied Health Clinicians and providing access to individual, group, and workshop services.

Acknowledging the challenges of waiting times, Dr. Res offers initial reviews while patients await appointments with Omega Mind Clinic Consultant Psychiatrists. Following the review, a comprehensive letter is sent to the nominated Psychiatrist outlining the assessment.

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Oscar Chari

Oscar Chari, Nurse Practitioner

Oscar is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in mental health and addictions across both inpatient and outpatient settings. Beginning his career in the UK in 2003 with a mental health nursing degree, he later achieved a postgraduate master’s degree in Dual Diagnosis from Middlesex University, London. Oscar gained his Nurse Practitioner endorsement in Australia in 2020 after moving from the UK in 2013, where he had worked for the NHS and in the private sector. In Australia, he has contributed to New South Wales Health, Queensland Health, and private practices. Oscar, an endorsed Nurse Practitioner by the Australian Health Practitioner Agency, has the authority to assess, diagnose, conduct tests, and prescribe medications for mental health and related conditions. He is a credentialed mental health nurse and a credentialed drug and alcohol nurse, with extensive experience in acute, community, and forensic settings, supporting individuals with severe and complex mental health issues.

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Dr Jasvinder Singh

Dr Jasvinder Singh, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, MBBS, MMedSc MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr. Jasvinder Singh is a seasoned consultant neuropsychiatrist with a passion for research and education. His approach to patient care centers around holistic well-being, aiming to optimize mental, physical, social, and personal health.

With expertise spanning various mental health domains such as mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, and neurodevelopmental conditions, Dr. Singh specializes in Neuropsychiatry. His scope of practice encompasses conditions like epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, functional neurological disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and movement disorders like Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Tourette’s. He also manages sleep disorders and dementias.

Currently, Dr. Singh is actively engaged in both public and private sectors, serving as a Senior Lecturer at Queensland University. He contributes to research and has authored numerous publications in reputable journals. Outside of work, he cherishes moments with his family, indulges in travel, sports, music, and finds solace in reading nonfiction literature on culture, spirituality, philosophy, and the mind-brain connection.

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Julie Marsh

Julie Marsh, Dietitian

Julie is a highly trained Accredited Practising Dietitian who can help you achieve your health goals through personalised meal plans, providing nutrition education, and offering ongoing support and guidance. While Julie specialises in allergies, food intolerances, disordered eating behaviours, gut health and women’s reproductive health, she also offers health promotion, chronic disease management, and sports nutrition services. Whether you are looking at achieving a healthy weight for your body, manage medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or just want to make healthier lifestyle choices, Julie can help find the right path to optimal nutrition, health and vitality.

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