Private Health Insurance
Many private health providers provide rebates for psychological services. Please check with your health insurance provider for further details.
Medicare rebates are available to cover the cost of psychological treatments provided by Psychologists.
To receive a rebate from Medicare:
Ask your GP for a long consultation where a GP Mental Health Care Plan will be established. This involves assessing your needs, selecting appropriate treatment options and making arrangements for your ongoing management. Any action that you need to take will be identified. The plan will be documented and your Doctor will forward a copy of the plan to Astute Education & Psychology Centre or request that you bring the copy to us when you attend your first appointment.
Your Doctor will lodge the GP Mental Health Care Plan with Medicare. This lodgement opens your account with Medicare. Once lodged you may consult with your psychologist for up to ten individual services in a calendar year. In extenuating circumstances and in consultation psychological assistance may also be provided under the Access to Allied Psychological Services scheme (ATAPS).
Bulk Billing may be available to Aged Pensioners, persons on Disability Support Pensions and Unemployment payments.
Payment is required at the time of your consult. A fee applies if less than 24 hours notice is given in changing or cancelling an appointment.
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