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Crazy situation CMHT

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Faceless

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My GP has said she wants me to have an urgent psychiatric assessment. I guess this shouldn't be a problem and I live literally just around the corner for my local CMHT.
It is co close I could walk there in a few mins but the NHS want me to go to a CMHT in either Plymouth or Tavistock. :panic: :eek:

Plymouth is about 25 miles away and Tavistock probably 35 miles.

Why are they sending me so far away ? Can I get a refund of fees for this travel ?
 
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Hi faceless.

These are questions to ask, maybe your GP.
Why you have been sent to that particular place and if you can be reimbursed travel expenses.
Could be for many reasons I guess.
I have a hospital 2 miles from me and an appointment I had was at a hospital 20 miles away.
I asked why and it was basically because the Consultant I was to see was at the hospital furthest away.
Do ask, it maybe the appointment can be changed to the closer place to you.
sorry I can't be more help.
 
Kerome

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Maybe the psychiatrist that's on staff at your local CMHT is overburdened and they can't get you an appointment soon enough? Or perhaps they want you to see a psychologist as well and there isn't one at the local office.

About the refund, I didn't get one when I used to have to travel miles to go see my psychiatrist, but I never asked for one either, it just never came up. It can't hurt to ask!
 
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like Kerome said it might they have no one available

Psychology Assesment can take ages to get, so to get an urgent assesment they may be sending you further.

I saw a Psychologist for 1 hour every 2 weeks 8 hours in total.

You can claim all your expenses back all you need to do is keep reciepts.

try not to worry, all the best.:hug:
 
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