Referrals & Rebates

Individuals with a Mental Health Care Plan or referral from a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist will be eligible for rebates (of around $85.00) through Medicare. Under the Allied Health Initiative for Better Mental Health Outcomes, individuals are able to access specific psychological services and receive a Medicare rebate.

 

How to Get Medicare Rebates

If you feel you or your child or adolescent may have any mental health concerns, such as feeling depressed, anxious, irritable, or having thoughts or self-harm or suicide, you may be eligible to receive Medicare rebated psychological consultations under the provision of a Mental Health Care Plan.

 

Requesting a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP

  • Phone your doctor and ask the receptionist to book in a longer consultation with one of the doctors as you will be requiring a Mental Health Care Plan.
  • Discuss your concerns with your GP and ask for a Mental Health Care Plan to be completed so that you can access psychological services and receive a Medicare rebate.
  • Please bring your Mental Health Care Plan to your first appointment.

 

Fees

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Ben $140 per 50 minute visit (Approximately an $85 Medicare rebate is available for those who are eligible.)
Krystal $115 per 50 minute visit (Approximately an $75 Medicare rebate is available for those who are eligible.)
Cognitive Assessment $450 - $550
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment $700 - $1000
Educational assessment $550- $1000

 

Low income earners

Low income earners can access the service at no charge via the Healthy Minds Referral system via their GP (different to a normal mental health care plan) or through a victims of crime referral which you can complete your self.

→  Healthy Minds referral information
→  Victims of Crime Referral Form

Please contact the practice if you need any assistance or extra information with regard to these referrals.

Fees subject to review on a six monthly basis and will only impact on new clients, not existing clients.

If for some reason you are unable to attend your appointment, we require 48 hours notification to avoid cancellation fees.