People may be eligible for a Medicare rebate with an appropriate referral from your GP. You will need to obtain a referral prior to your first consultation. If you attend without an appropriate referral you will not be able to claim a rebate and will be charged the relevant standard fee.
Many doctors require a longer session to make a referral to a psychologist under Medicare, so please let your GPs receptionist know the reason for your visit when you phone to make an appointment.
Diana is registered with Medicare to provide:
Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative: People with an assessment mental disorder can be referred by a GP for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year. The Medicare rebate per session is $124.50. People with a valid health care or pension card will be bulk billed.
Please note: A copy of the Mental Health Treatment Plan is not sufficient for a psychologist to provide services under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative. You must present with a written referral by the referring practitioner failure to do so will mean that the Medicare rebate cannot be claimed.
Chronic Disease Management: People who have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition can be referred by a GP for up to 5 psychology sessions in a calendar year. The Medicare rebate per session is $52.95.
Pregnancy Support Counselling: Women who are concerned about a current pregnancy or one that occurred in the last 12 months can be referred by a GP for up to three (3) non-directive pregnancy support counselling services (in total) per pregnancy. The Medicare rebate per session is $62.20.