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.
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 aged pension card holders 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)