Seed of Hope Psychology provides Medicare and Health Fund Rebates with minimal out of pocket expenses.
If you have a referral from a GP or a psychiatrist for a Mental Health Treatment Plan you will be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate of $126.50 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year from January to December. In order to obtain the Mental Health Treatment Plan you simply need to make an appointment with your GP who will assess your eligibility. To be able to claim the Medicare rebate for your session you will need to bring a copy of your Mental Health Treatment Plan to your first appointment. Rebates will be processed at the end of each session to ensure no delays.
You are able to make an appointment with a psychologist without a referral from your GP or a psychiatrist and are able to pay the full amount for your sessions privately.
Private Health Insurance
Private Health funds also offer psychological counselling as extras cover that you may be entitled to a partial rebate. Each fund varies therefore to obtain information on your cover please contact your insurance provider. Please note, you are unable to claim from Medicare and your private health fund for the same consultation.
It is understandable that at times clients may miss appointments due to other commitments and emergencies. However where possible to give more than 24 hours notice to avoid cancellation fees.