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Dr Ruffina David - Psychologist

Dr Ruffina David

A Registered Psychologist and Counsellor, Ruffina brings with her almost twenty years’ experience; after beginning her training and career in India, Ruffina has spent more than a decade working in Australia, with her most recent work being in Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Ruffina is passionate about using culturally-appropriate evidence-based assessment along with therapeutic skills to support her clients. She practises in an authentic and respectful manner, recognising the uniqueness of each individual client and their experience/situation.

Ruffina specialises in PTSD, trauma and attachment disorder, anxiety, depression, couples therapy, and transcultural psychology. She uses a range of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help both adults and adolescents achieve positive outcomes.

We are very happy to have Dr Ruffina David join our team, providing a further specialised service to support our PHP community.

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Psychologist FAQs

  • Consultation fees

    Psychologist Consultation Fees

    • 50 Min $215 (If you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan you will get a Medicare rebate of $85.15)
    • Couples Therapy: Initial $340.00
    • Couples Therapy: Subsequent $300.00
  • Appointment reminders

    The practice is increasingly seeking to communicate with our patients via secure electronic means. This would include email / SMS health reminders, on-line appointment bookings, SMS appointment reminders and in the future patient uploading basic health information. To do this we need to ensure we have your email address, mobile phone number and of course your consent.

  • Booking an appointment

    New Patients including women, men and children are welcome at Premier Health Partners. Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments can be booked via telephone (03) 9329 7077, or via our website. In cases of an urgent appointment, please call and we will assist where possible.

  • Cancellation policy

    If you are unable to attend for a scheduled appointment, please contact us to cancel or change your appointment time. As a courtesy we send out appointment reminders to the mobile number on file and request a minimum of 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend.

    We have high demand for appointments and many patients miss out on seeing the doctor of their choice or even obtaining an appointment at all. Late cancellation or failing to attend does not allow the appointment to be offered to someone else seeking treatment.

    A fee may be charged for failure to attend or cancellation at short notice, less than 24 hours on the day (NB: this fee does not attract a Medicare rebate).

  • Complaints & feedback

    We respect the right of the patient and ensure all complaints are dealt with in a timely manner.

    This practice acknowledges that patient complaints are an important source of customer feedback.

    Under the Health Services Act 1987 people with complaints should try to resolve them directly with the health service provider.

    If a satisfactory outcome is not achieved then complaint can be directed to the Health Services Commissioner for action by calling 03 8601 5200.

  • Do you need a referral?

    A referral is not required to access the services of our GP’s or Allied Health Professionals. Our Osteopaths and Psychologist do accept GP Care Plans and GP Mental Health Care Plans (Payment is required at the time of service and claim sent through to Medicare for overnight reimbursement).

  • Opening hours

    General Practitioners

    • Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.45 pm. (Dr Underwood works till 6.45 pm on Mondays)

    Osteopaths

    • Monday & Wednesday 9.00 - 7.30 pm
    • Tuesday 1.00 - 5.00 pm
    • Thursday & Friday 9.00 - 4.00 pm
    • Saturday 8.30 - 11.00

    Myotherapist

    • Monday 2.00 - 7.00 pm
    • Wednesday 12.00 - 7.00 pm
    • Friday 8.30 - 11.30
    • Saturday 9.00 - 11.00

    Remedial Massage

    • Saturday 10.00 - 1.00 pm
  • Payment options

    Our policy is that payments are to be made on the day of consultation. Accepted payment methods include EFTPOS, credit card and cash.

    The practice offers to send your claim on line direct to Medicare. If you have your bank details registered with Medicare, the rebate will be sent to your nominated bank account within 24 hours.

    We also encourage our patients to register their bank account details with Medicare to allow for prompt reimbursement of the medicare rebate to the nominated bank account. Patients can register online at www.humanservices.gov.au/online or download a Medicare Bank Account details form.

    If your doctor refers you to another doctor, a specialist, or for any investigative tests please ask about fees and other costs that may arise.

  • Privacy & confidentiality

    We comply with Australian Government Legislation, ensuring that the privacy of our patients is maintained. Your privacy and confidentiality is of utmost importance to us. A copy of our Privacy Policy in available in the Clinic.

    Further information is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992.