Medicare Bulk Billing and Rebates for Counselling Services
Under the Medicare Health Benefit Scheme, psychology services are subsidised (rebated) by the Australian Government. Depending on your circumstances, Medicare will cover part of your psychology fees for no more than 10 sessions per calendar year (January – December). Medicare will only offer a rebate if you hold a Mental Health Care Plan [MHCP], put in place by a GP. Without this, you will need to pay the full fee.
If you are not eligible for a Medicare rebate, you may be able to use your private health insurance to reduce the cost. The rebate available through Private Health will be dependent on your extras cover.