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Medicare & Other Government Rebates

 

Medicare Rebates

Medicare rebates are available for clients who are referred by their GPs under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Rebate. To be eligible for a Better Access to Mental Health Care Rebate you will need to consult your GP, psychiatrist, or paediatrician and obtain a written referral to Lifepath Psychology. They will complete a Mental Health Care Treatment Plan that will need to be brought to your first appointment.

A Mental Health Care Plan entitles you to 10 individual and 10 group sessions in a calendar year. This enables an initial 6 sessions and extra 4 upon a review with your GP per calendar year. There is an added gap fee on top of the Medicare rebate.
  • The Mental Health Care Plan must be completed before the first therapy session. Please ensure you bring your referral and Health Care Plan plan to your first appointment
  • Our Registered Psychologist attract a minimum $84.80 rebate under Better Access MHCP, while our Clinical Psychologist attract a minimum $124.50 rebate.
  • A Gap fee will be payable at the end of your consultation.
The following are a list of mental health conditions that are current covered by the scheme:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement (Grief)
  • Panic Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Addiction
  • Schizophrenia
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Eating Disorders (such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating)
  • Bi Polar Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Co-occurring Anxiety and Depression
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Psychotic disorders

 

Bulk Billing

At Lifepath Psychology bulk billing is available for children, DVA and current Health Care Card holders who have been referred with a Mental Health Care Plan.

 

Other Government Rebates
There are other accessable rebates available for psychological services depending on individual circumstances. Depending on your situation, the following rebates may be applicable
  • Worksafe
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Victims of Crime
  • Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)