Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)


The Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOMH) Program improves community access to quality primary mental health care. The program was introduced in July 2001 in recognition of the important role of general practitioners (GPs) in managing mental health problems, and to enable team arrangements for referral of patients to allied health services. It also provided increased remuneration for GPs to work with patients in a way that encompasses assessment, plan and review. The program includes Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS), which enables GPs to refer consumers to allied health professionals who deliver focused psychological strategies.   The program is currently funded by the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) until June 2017. Program delivery covers both Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding provided through ATAPS. For Tier 1 ATAPS funding, there are several priority groups with financial disadvantage as an overarching criteria. Priority groups include:

  • Aboriginals & Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD).
  • Carers.
  • Youth (12 to 24 years old).


Talk to us about the range of services that  Central Coast Primary Care can provide NDIS participants inclusive of ‘Support Coordination’  which can help with putting all aspects of your NDIS plan in place.



For more information please contact:

Jaime Robinson 

Reception / Project Officer
Ph: (02) 4365 2294

Zona Gabriel
Program & Planning Manager
Ph: (02) 4365 2294
Mob: 0431 624 631