Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. This scheme provides considerable assistance to people living with mental health problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing more affordable mental healthcare.
Eligible people can receive:
- Up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year.
- Up to 10 group therapy sessions per calendar year where such services are available and seen as appropriate by your referring doctor and the psychologist.
You will be assessed and referred to psychological treatment by your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician.