Can I claim a Medicare rebate?
If you have a condition that a GP regards as a mental health issue, they can write a Mental Health Plan for you to see a psychologist. This will entitle you to a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
The standard fee for our psychologists and social worker is $170. The rebate is $84.80 per session for our psychologists and $74.80 for our social worker. The gap payment will be $85.20 and $95.20 respectively.
If you see a Registered Counsellor, you will not be eligible for a Medicare rebate. However, other concessions and rebates may be available so that there is little cost difference between a psychologist and a counsellor.
Please chat with us about this.