To access Medicare rebates clients will need a referral and a Mental Health Care Plan from their family doctor (GP), or a referral from a mental health specialist (e.g. psychiatrist or paediatrician). Clients with a valid mental health care plan referral from a General Practitioner may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for ten sessions per calendar year. Medicare provide rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. The current rebate is $126.50 per session with a clinical psychologist and $86.15 with a psychologist.
Clients with private health insurance may be eligible for a rebate with their health fund depending on their level of cover for psychological services. Rebates depend on your insurer and policy. Please enquire directly with your insurer for details.
Clients are not able to claim both a Medicare and private health rebate for the same session.The Medicare and private health fund rebates do not cover the full consultation fee and a gap fee with be payable.
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