About Medicare Rebates

 

At last – people seeking help from a psychologist can get a good rebate from Medicare.

 

Here’s what has to happen:

 

1. See your GP and ask for a referral to a psychologist based on a GP Mental Health Care Plan (item 2710)

 

2. You may be eligible for up to 12 sessions of individual psychological counselling per year (Please note: A gap may be charged by your psychologist).

 

Download a Fact Sheet from the Australian Psychological Society website.

 

What makes you eligible?

Problems which significantly interfere with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities.

 

These include:
– Bipolar disorder
– Phobic disorder

 

– Generalised anxiety disorder
– Adjustment disorder
– Unexplained somatic complaints
– Depression
– Sexual disorders
– Conduct disorder

 

– Bereavement disorder
– Post-traumatic stress disorder
– Eating disorders
– Panic disorder
– Alcohol use disorders
– Drug use disorders

 

– Mixed anxiety and depression
– Sleep problems
– Hyperkinetic (attention deficit) disorder
– Enuresis (non-organic)
– Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
– Mental disorder, not otherwise specified

 

Any questions: Phone Dr Janet Hall and Associates on 03 9419 3010

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