In an emergency please call 111

wELCOME

I am a New Zealand trained doctor who specialises in general psychiatry. I am a fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. I have worked in the public mental health services for 8 years during my psychiatric training. I set up my private practice in 2016.

In an emergency please call 111

A referral from General Practitioner is not always necessary but is much preferred. This is to ensure that patients are paying for private specialist consultation that they actually need (For example, sometimes, it may be more appropriate that patient be referred to a clinical psychologist or counsellor). A referral from GP will also help to determine the urgency so that appointment can be offered accordingly. It will also provide other relevant health information and history which may influence your psychiatric treatment.

A referral from General Practitioner is not always necessary but is much preferred. This is to ensure that patients are paying for private specialist consultation that they actually need (For example, sometimes, it may be more appropriate that patient be referred to a clinical psychologist or counsellor). A referral from GP will also help to determine the urgency so that appointment can be offered accordingly. It will also provide other relevant health information and history which may influence your psychiatric treatment.

Appointments

  • First appointment (initial assessment) takes at least 75 minutes. It involves comprehensive
    assessment of your symptoms and difficulties. Information pertaining to your background,
    social and developmental history will also be obtained.
  • Sometimes second appointment is necessary to complete the assessment.
  • Follow up appointments are usually necessary in order to discuss the diagnosis and
    treatment recommendations.
  • More follow up will be necessary if treatment is initiated.
  • You may bring a family member, spouse or friend to these appointments.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please let me know ASAP.

Cancellation on the day of appointment will be charged a fee of $100. (No-show will be charged full fee).

Payment

  • Full payment is expected after each appointment. Payment can be made in cash or by Eftpos. (Unfortunately, no Credit card)
  • Bank transfer within 5 days after each appointment.
  • If the consultation is covered by Southern Cross Health Insurance, please provide your policy number prior to appointment so that it can be pre-approved.
  • If you have health insurance with another insurance company, you will need to pay first and claim from your insurance company.

Fees

From April 1 2020

  • First appointment – initial assessment usually takes 75 minutes: $500
  • Follow up appointment – 45 minutes to 60 minutes: $300
  • Follow up appointment – 30 minutes: $250
  • Repeat prescription $40
  • One-off psychiatric assessment and report (for immigration purpose): $575

Communication & Correspondence

A detailed clinical report will be sent to your GP to keep him or her in the loop. It is a good idea that your GP knows what is going on.

Please inform me if you specifically do not want these reports to go to your GP or if there are any details that you do not wish to be in your report.

Communication & Correspondence

A detailed clinical report will be sent to your GP to keep him or her in the loop. It is a good idea that your GP knows what is going on.

Please inform me if you specifically do not want these reports to go to your GP or if there are any details that you do not wish to be in your report.

About

I am a New Zealand trained doctor who specialised in general psychiatry. I am a fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. I worked in the public mental health services for 8 years during my psychiatric training. I set up my private practice in 2016.
I am experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including various anxiety disorders, depressive disorder, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
I am also experienced in assessing and writing specialist psychiatric reports for visa applicants (e.g., work visa, residence visa, extension of student visa) who are required by the Immigration New Zealand to provide a psychiatric report. I also provide independent psychiatric assessment and opinion for insurance company.
I speak fluent Chinese, including Cantonese and Mandarin. I have worked with patients from a diverse ethnic and cultural background and am experienced in working with international students from overseas including America, Canada, United Kingdom, South America, South Africa, Middle East, China, India and Korea.

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A copy of your initial psychiatric assessment report and the subsequent follow up consultation reports will be sent to the referrer (in most cases this is your GP). This is our standard practice. Please inform Dr Tan if there is any sensitive information that you do not wish to be included in these reports.

Payment of consultation fee is expected at the end of each appointment by EFTPOS, cash or online banking transfer.

If you have Southern Cross Health Insurance, please provide your policy number. There is a maximum amount or limit as to how much Southern Cross Insurance will cover for each appointment, which may not cover the full amount. You need to check your policy for the maximum amount you are covered per policy year.

If you have health insurance with another insurance company, you need to make payment and submit a claim to your insurance company. Please inform Dr Tan if you need a receipt.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please inform Dr Tan as soon as possible.

Dr Tan provides specialist psychiatric consultation by appointment only. We are NOT an acute emergency psychiatric clinic. If you are acutely suicidal or need help urgently, you must contact the mental health crisis team. Refer to website: www.mhaids.health.nz

More resources are available on:

Ministry of Health website – www.health.govt.nz

Mental Health Foundation website – www.mentalhealth.org.nz

For emergency 24 hours, 7 days a week mental health service, please call Te Haika 0800 745 477 for Wellington and Hutt Valley or present to your local hospital emergency department.

If you need to talk to someone, you may call helplines:

Depression Helpline 0800 111 757

Lifeline 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE)