Psychiatry Services

Takes Care Anywhere specialist services (TECASS)

TECASS is formed to offer medical specialist services to regional Australia through telehealth platforms, such as Skype.

Since its inception, TECASS has been providing psychiatry consults through telehealth to several medical centres in regional Australia.

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TECASS Psychiatrists & their areas of expertise:

Dr Vinit Sawhney (Principal)

  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Treating psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar

Dr. Iti Agarwal

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Dysthymia
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar affective disorders
  • Personality disorder

 

Features of our psychiatry services:

  1. Bulk billing rates for telehealth (no gap fees for patients)
  2. A summary of the consult notes is sent to the GP on the same day
  3. Most patients are seen within 2-3 weeks
  4. An emergency plan is provided to medical centres in cases, where a patient may become agitated during a consult
  5. A summary of the consult notes is sent to the GP on the same day
  6. Billings are processed by the Brisbane office of TECASS

This how you can see one of our psychiatrists:

STEP 01:
After receiving a referral from your GP, we will contact you to make an appointment.

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STEP 02:
We will confirm availability of the telehealth facilities at your medical center.

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STEP 03:
You will need to attend your appointment on the day.

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Dr Vinit Sawhney MBBS MD FRANZCP
Principal Psychiatrist

Dr. Vinit Sawhney has been working as a Psychiatrist for adults for the last 9 years. Dr Sawhney has extensive experience is treating a wide range of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder, substance abuse and psychosis. Dr. Sawhney’s practice is based on thorough assessment and appropriate use of therapeutic techniques combined with evidence-based prescription of medication and psychological therapies. Dr Sawhney also works collaboratively with psychologists and your General Practitioner to provide you holistic care and achieve best outcome for you.

For the last six years, Dr Sawhney has been working as a consultant Psychiatrist in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. His initial training in Psychiatry was at the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India. It is the most reputable tertiary centre for mental health service in India. After that Dr Sawhney moved to Australia and trained further to achieve the Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist. Dr. Sawhney is involved in teaching programs as an honorary Senior lecturer at Queensland University.

Dr Iti Agarwal MBBS FRANZCP
Psychiatrist

Dr. Iti Agarwal completed her MBBS from King George Medical College, one of the highly prestigious colleges in India. Following this, she then completed her Diploma in Child Health from GSVM college in India; after which Dr. Agarwal migrated to Australia and completed her training, as required by the Australian psychiatry regulatory body. Her training included a sub-speciality in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. This sub-specialty has enables her immensely in her day to day practice, understanding complex patients, working in a MDT set-up and other psychiatric issues. She received my FRANZCP degree last year. Currently Dr Agarwal is now a private practice practitioner through Tele-health, and also works part-time at RBWH, managing complex inpatients and outpatients.

She has special interest in treating depression and anxiety disorders such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, etc.

Among various psychological treatment methods, her interests include CBT, IPT and Mindfulness therapy.