Medicare Referrals and Rebates

Please see below for the session rates, as per the APS fee advice and the Medicare Rebate amounts per session.

Appointment with Session Rate Medicare Rebate
Clinical Psychologist
Standard consultation of 45-60mins
250.00 126.5
Psychologist with General Registration
Standard consultation of 45-60mins
180.00 86.15

Mental Health Care Plans

Medicare’s ‘Better Access’ program is a federally funded initiative that offers rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. To find out if you are eligible, visit your GP who may refer you to see a psychologist for an initial 6 sessions. It is a good idea to book a long consultation as your GP needs to complete a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) for you to bring along with your letter of referral to your first appointment.

Psychiatrists and Paediatricians can also refer their patients to psychologists for up to 10 sessions under Medicare’s ‘Better Access’ program. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is not required to be completed in this instance, so just bring your letter of referral to your appointment.

Your psychologist will keep your referring doctor up to date with your progress over the course of treatment as required by Medicare. You may need to visit your GP again for a review of your Treatment Plan should you require access to the further 4 sessions.

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Chronic Disease Management Plans

This program, also previously known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC), is designed to provide a team care approach to the health care management of a patient suffering from a chronic medical condition. To find out if you are eligible, visit your GP who can discuss your condition with you.

AAG Clinical Psychology Practice can provide services to existing clients under this scheme who have exhausted their 10 MHCP sessions under Medicare’s ‘Better Access’ initiative; however please note that the rebate is reduced to only $52.95 per session.

If you experience genuine financial struggle...

Please do not delay the therapy: just discuss this with your Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist and together, you will agree on the discount that suits your financial situation best. Our Team does not wish to make any additional struggle for you by exposing you to the costs that you might not be able to afford. Just come and talk with us: we are here to help you and we strongly believe that everyone should be able to access Psychological services.

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