Medicare Rebates

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: Contact Dr Janet Hall and Associates.

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