Fees and Medicare

Couples Therapy is NOT covered by Medicare  

 

GP Mental Health Care Plan for Individual Therapy  


GP REFERRAL & MHCP – For initial Psychologist sessions

• The GP mental health care plan is for 6 Psychologist visits.

• Maximum 10 rebated Psychologist visits allowed per year.

• GP review is required before the 7th Psychologist visit.

 

Psychologist reportTo GP after 6 visitsfor review.

 

Client can claimMedicare rebatesfor 6 MHCP visits

 

FIRST GP REVIEW – For further Psychologist sessions

 

• GP Review for more visits – 4 weeks after MHCP referral.

• Medicare confirm a standard review is for up to 6 more visits.

• But, only 4 more visits can be rebated in same year as MHCP.

• If still current, the 2 holdover visits can be rebated next year.

 

 

SECOND GP REVIEW – For further Psychologist sessions

 

• A 2nd GP Review can be done 3 months after the 1st Review

• Psychologist visits – still a maximum of 10 per calendar year.