Medicare Rebates

Am I eligible to receive Medicare Rebates? To be eligible to receive the medicare rebates you will first need to visit a GP who will assess you against certain criteria. The GP will then prepare a Mental Health Care Plan and provide you with a referral to Georgia Ray at Hope Psychological Services which you then take to your initial session.
Do you offer bulk billing? Yes! Georgia bulk bills the first session for all individuals if you have a referral from your G.P. If you have a Health Care Card, bulk billing is offered for all 10 sessions. Please note: 100% bulk billing is offered to any individual if they qualify under 'exceptional circumstances'.
What is a Mental Health Care Plan? A ‘Mental Health Care Plan' involves the GP assessing the patient, identifying needs, setting and agreeing management goals, identifying any action to be taken by the patient, selecting appropriate treatment options and arrangements for on going management of the patient, and documenting this on a plan.
How many sessions can I access? You are able to receive rebates for 10 sessions per calendar year. Referrals are for a maximum of 6 sessions per referral, so you will be required to return to your GP for further referrals or reviews after each group of 6 sessions. Further to these individual sessions, you are also entitled to receive rebates for 12 support groups per calendar year.
How do I receive my rebate? You can receive your Medicare rebate on the spot with HICAPS electronic claiming.
To find out more about Medicare rebates, visit: http://www.health.gov.au.
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