You do not need a GP referral to make an appointment with a psychologist. Without a referral, the full fee, stated above, is applicable, per session.
To receive Medicare rebates, you must be referred by your GP or psychiatrist. You will usually need to book a longer session with your GP to obtain this referral.
Medicare rebates do not cover the entire cost of your subsequent sessions and there will be a gap to pay, as stated above.
Private Health Funds
Various funds offer rebates for psychological counselling services. Check with your health fund for more information. You will be emailed a receipt from Psychology Centre, within 24 hours after your appointment, to present to your health fund.
Individuals receiving workers compensation may be covered for psychological counselling sessions. Please contact your insurer to see if this is available to you. If you have a pending or approved claim, Marlene Graham can contact your provider to ascertain how many sessions you are entitled to.