Rebates and Concession Rates
Under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative, individuals can access financial assistance for psychological treatment, making mental health care more affordable.
In any one calendar year, an eligible person can receive Medicare Rebates for up to 10 sessions with a psychologist. This can be accessed every year.
To access the Medicare Rebate, you need to visit your GP and ask for a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). If the doctor assesses you as eligible, she/he will give you a referral for 6 sessions, and if needed, a following referral for 4 sessions, making the total of 10 sessions. A psychiatrist can also supply you with a referral to a psychologist, but in this case no MHCP is needed.
It is common for people to continue on with psychological treatment beyond the initial 10 sessions, sometimes going on to use private health cover assistance if they have it.
Get a Medicare rebate on the spot
We can process Medicare Rebates on the spot, when you pay. Funds are transferred directly into your bank account from Medicare. It may take a day or two for the banks involved to complete the transfer.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates are available for counselling are available from Private Healthcare Funds. The amount of the rebate depends on your particular level of cover. If you prefer, we can provide you with a receipt to claim your rebate directly from your insurer.
Concession rates are possible in circumstances of financial hardship, such as those who have Centrelink Concession Cards.