Frequently Asked Questions
Are Psychology Consults covered by Medicare?
Medicare rebates are possible with a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your medical practitioner.
Aqua Psychology is NOT a bulk billing practice.
Samantha is an endorsed provider of psychology services with Medicare. To see a Psychologist you DO NOT need a referral from a GP. A referral is only needed if you wish to claim Medicare rebates.
To know whether you are eligible to claim Medicare Rebates you need to make an extended consult with your GP. They will make an assessment about whether you are eligible and may refer you to a Psychologist under a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP).
Eligible clients with a MHTP issued by a GP will be entitled to claim Medicare rebates at Aqua Psychology as follows:
- up to 10 individual sessions claimable per calendar year.
- Medicare rebate of $92.90 per session.
At the end of your appointment, you will be charged the full session fee. At the same time your Medicare rebate can be claimed and Medicare will deposit the $92.90 rebate into your nominated bank account.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
Samantha is registered with private health insurance providers in Australia. If you have private health insurance you may be eligible to claim rebates for psychological sessions. The level of cover and any applicable waiting periods vary between providers and depends on your extras cover policy.
To find out if you are eligible and/or how much funding you are entitled to claim for psychological sessions, please contact your private health insurance. Your private health insurance may ask for the item code that
will show on your invoice. Please see the psychological session item codes below for your perusal:
100 – Initial Consultation
200 – Subsequent Consultation
If you were eligible to claim private health insurance rebates for psychology sessions, we can process your rebates electronically at the end of your appointment and you only pay the gap fee. Alternatively, you can claim any rebates directly with your provider after the session.
Please note: Initial and subsequent psychology consultation fees vary for Third Party and Workcover clients.
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