Medicare rebates may be available with a referral from a General Practitioner, private Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. From 1st November 2012, psychology Medicare services are limited to a maximum of 10 individual sessions per calendar year. Please speak to your GP about a referral under a Mental Health Treatment Plan, or ask your specialist for a referral under the Better Access initiative.
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Private Health Fund Rebates
Most private health insurance funds provide rebates for psychology services. Check with your fund for details of your psychology cover. Please note that the Medicare rebate is an alternative to Private Health insurance rebates so clients can not use private health insurance ancillary cover to 'top up' the Medicare rebate paid for psychology services. Clients need to decide whether they will use their Medicare or Private Health Insurance.