Fees and Rebates
To access psychological services you are not required to have a referral, unless you would like to access a government rebate from Medicare. The requirements under Medicare are that you or your child, are assessed by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician who will determine if you meet the eligibility guidelines for a Mental Health Care Plan. Your specialist will prepare a referral to a psychologist which will enable you to access psychological support and claim the Medicare rebate for ten sessions per calendar year. Under the Medicare Benefits Scheme you will receive up to $84.80 for each session you access with your psychologist. (MAX 10)
Private Health Insurance
To claim under your Private Health Insurance you do not require a referral to see a psychologist. To determine your level of rebate you will need to refer to your insurer who will be able to provide your entitlement, which will depend on your level of cover.
Once you have scheduled an appointment you will receive an SMS reminder notifying you of your upcoming session. To avoid a cancellation fee please advise at that point if you are unable to attend. Payments are requested at the time of your appointment. Acceptable forms of payments are cash, eftpos or credit card.
Feel free to contact mbpsychology to discuss information regarding fees and rebate entitlements.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
mbmpsychology is registered and approved as an EAP provider. As an employee of your place of employment you may be entitled to free counselling services. Please make an enquiry and we will be happy to help.