Private Health Fund Rebates

Most private health funds pay a rebate for psychology fees under their extras . Please check with reception as to whether the psychologist you are seeing has a health fund provider number enabling you to claim. Health rebates vary depending on your fund and level of cover so check with your fund for details.

Medicare Rebates

From December 31st 2012, the number of psychological therapy sessions eligible people can receive through Medicare is 10 individual sessions per calendar year.
To get a referral you will need to make an appointment with your GP to complete a Mental Health Care Plan. It is advisable to tell the doctor’s receptionist that you are requesting a referral to a psychologist as the GP needs approximately 30 minutes to discuss the plan with you and fill in the required paperwork.