Medicare

From November 1st 2006 Psychologists are able to offer a Medicare rebate for counselling services on either a GP Mental Health Care Plan (GPMHP) or an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)/Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan. Medicare allows up to ten sessions per calendar year for GPMHP and 5 sessions for EPC or CDM plans.  For further information contact our office.

Fees and Rebates 

Counselling appointments at Links Psychology are $140, this is for initial and ongoing, individual sessions.  We also provide couples counselling at $150 per session.  If you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan then we can process the Medicare rebate of $86.15 for you at the time of your consult.  Please let us know if you are a concession, health care or pension card holder.

Telehealth

As of the 30th March 2020 telehealth (phone or video call) consultations are available to all Australians on Medicare Bulk Billing.  A current GP Mental Health Care Plan is required.  This service is not currently available on EPC or CDM plans.  Please call us if you wish to discuss this further.

Claiming your Medicare Rebate

We are able to process your Medicare rebate at the time of the appointment onto an EFTPOS card (Cheque or Savings account).  If you do not have access to these or you are having a phone or video consultation, you will need to claim your Medicare rebate online or via the Medicare phone app. Please click on this link for information on how to claim Medicare rebate on myGov or the mobile Medicare app.

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