Under the Allied Health Initiative for Better Mental Health Outcomes, individuals are able to access specific psychological services and receive a Medicare rebate. This rebate is designed to allow more people within the community to access psychological assistance when in need. The initiative allows persons who are referred by their GP under a Mental Health Care Plan to claim Medicare rebates for attended appointments.
Can I get a rebate for my session?
The rebate for seeing a psychologist is $84.80 from Medicare for 10 sessions per calendar year.
A further rebate may also apply for those who have reached the Medicare safety net.
Private health care rebates are also provided.
Please talk to your GP about your eligibility for a care plan.
No referral is required unless you wish to claim on Medicare.
DVA clients are also welcome. A referral letter is required from your GP.
Approaching a GP for a Mental Health Care Plan
Phone your local Medical Practice and ask the receptionist to book a consultation with your doctor to obtain a mental health care plan.