Do I need a referral from my GP?
No – You can see any of our psychologists at Mindful Pathways without a GP referral. In this case, fees need to be paid in full – rebates may be available through your private health fund. Check with your private health fund for specific information about rebates for psychological therapy sessions.
What are the Medicare rebates for Psychological Therapy?
If you have a valid referral and Mental Health Care Plan from a GP you will be eligible for a rebate from Medicare. The rebate amount you receive for appointments with a Clinical Psychologist is $126.50 per session. The rebate you receive for appointments with a Registered Psychologist is $86.15.
In order to receive Medicare rebates you will need to see your GP prior to seeing your psychologist to determine your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and a referral letter. If approved you can utilise six rebated sessions on your first referral and another four rebated sessions on your second referral (called a ‘Review’). We do not bulk bill, and there is a nominal gap for each session.
Do you have concession rates for pension/health care card holders?
Yes, we have a reduced rate for pension and health care card holders. Please contact us for more information about our fees.
How long is a standard appointment?
The appointments are approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour in duration.
Do you provide crisis or emergency services?
We do not have the capacity to provide crisis or emergency services. We can, however link our clients in with the public mental health system and advise you of services available.
If you need support urgently, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Acute Crisis Intervention Service (ACIS) on 13 14 65. In an emergency, please call 000.