Medicare Rebates for Mental Health Services.
Medicare rebates are now available for mental health treatment from registered psychologists. This is great for many students who survive on low incomes.
This can help you as it includes a broad range of mental health issues. For example, anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, sexual problems, post-traumatic stress, and sleeping difficulties. To access these Medicare rebates, you must be referred by your GP or psychiatrist to a registered psychologist with a Medicare Provider Number.
To do this ask your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan and ATAPS services. Under these programs, you can be funded for up to 10 sessions with a psychologist each year (with progress assessed by your GP after 6 sessions). Some psychologists may charge extra fees and it is vital to check exactly what fees you will need to pay before any treatment commences.
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