Mental health care plan (MHCP)
How to obtain a
Mental Health Care Plan
You are entitled to Medicare rebates of $89.65 per session for up to 20 sessions per calendar year (JAN-DEC). Additional rebates may be available through private health insurers. Once a new year begins, you can continue using the MHCP.
Book and attend an in-person or Telehealth appointment with your GP 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 GP to request a REVIEW of your MHCP. If they agree there is a need for more sessions, you will then be entitled to more sessions.