Fees are payable at the time of consultation, before or right after your session. You do not need a GP referral to see me. You do not need to be diagnosed to access psychological support. Please note that without a referral from a GP, Medicare does not give a rebate. However, most private health funds do give rebates.
1. Obtain a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)
I am a Medicare provider for psychology. If you want to use Medicare rebates then you need to ask your GP to give you a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). This plan gives you upto 10 rebated therapy sessions.
2. Obtain a referral letter
If you want to use Medicare, other than a mental health care plan, you also need to request a valid referral letter from your GP. This referral letter needs to specify your diagnosis and the number of approved psychology sessions (a maximum of 6, then 4).
Private Health Rebates
If your private medical health fund covers psychology, then you are eligible for private health rebates with me. Let me know and I will provide the right receipts to you.