Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)
If you have a mental health plan from your doctor, you are eligible to receive a Medicare rebate of $93.35 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year (January through December). Additional rebates may be available through private health insurers.
How to obtain a
Mental Health Care Plan
Book and attend an in-person or Telehealth appointment with your doctor and request a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).
Ask the Medical Centre to send us the MHCP via fax or ask for a copy of your MHCP and provide this document to our practice.
You will then be entitled to 6 rebatable sessions with a psychologist. After using them, if you and your psychologist believe you need more sessions after this, proceed to step 4.
Make another appointment with your doctor to discuss eligibility for a new referral. If they agree there is a need for more sessions, you will then be entitled to more sessions.