Better Access to Mental Health
All of our Psychologist are registered with Medicare and can accept referrals from GP’s, Psychiatrists and Paediatricians, for 10 sessions under the Better Access to Mental Health initiative. If referred by a GP, this referral involves the preparation of a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) in an appointment with the GP. If referred by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist, a referral letter under Better Access needs to be prepared and sent to the Psychologist. The majority of patients referred under Medicare, do so through their GP.
Better Start for Children with Disability
Medicare rebates are also available for developmental assessment of children under the age of 13 years, who have one of a select few conditions. See the initiative for more information.
Helping Children with Autism
Under the Helping Children with Autism package, a child can be referred by a paediatrician or psychiatrist for the following allied health services:
up to four diagnostic / assessment services from psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, audiologists, optometrists, orthoptists or physiotherapists to assist the referring practitioner with diagnosis or to contribute to a child’s treatment and management plan (for a child under 13 years of age).
up to twenty treatment services from psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, audiologists, optometrists, orthoptists or physiotherapists (for a child under 15 years of age, providing a treatment and management plan is in place before their 13th birthday).
These are the total number of services available to each child through the Helping Children with Autism program – not an annual entitlement.
Health Insurance Rebates
Some clients choose to use private health insurance rebates. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine what rebates are available through your fund.
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