Psychology Referral pathways
If a patient is suffering from a mental health condition their GP can complete a mental health care plan, which enables them to obtain a medicare rebate for psychological therapy. If a mental health care plan is not obtained, individuals are eligible to attend psychology sessions for a private fee. Please note, depending on their policy, some patients may be eligible for rebates with their private health insurer.
GP Mental Health Care Plan & Psychology Medicare Rebates
With a mental health care plan you will be eligible for a medicare rebate of $126.50 for up to 10 sessions of psychological treatment (per calendar year). In this instance, you would initially be able to access a rebate for 6 sessions, then you will be required to return to your GP for a review, during which your GP will likely request the additional 4 sessions. Please note that under this particular medicare scheme, you will be eligible for 10 individual 50 minute sessions, and these sessions must be face-to-face.
We are now offering the new COVID-19 Medicare bulk-billing items for clients who are:
- currently pregnant; or
- have a child under 1yr old; or
- are already under treatment for a chronic health condition; or
- are immune compromised.
Professionals wanting to obtain further information in relation to referrals, please do not hesitate to contact us to ask any further questions. If preferred, referrals may be sent via fax to (02) 4077 5812.