Medicare Services

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In order to receive the Medicare rebate, patients must obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from their G.P. or psychiatrist.

Patients with a valid referral are eligible for a rebate of $124.50 per session. After claiming the Medicare rebate, the out of pocket cost for a 50 minute session is reduced from $170 to $45.50.

Patients are eligible to receive up to 10 focused psychological treatment sessions per calendar year (1st January – 31st December).

Examples of eligible psychological conditions under the Medicare Scheme

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Sexual disorders
  • Unexplained somatic complaints
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders (bulimia)
  • Bereavement disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Alcohol use disorders
  • Drug use disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

For more information about Medicare Rebates download:
http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Medicare_Fact_Sheet2.pdf

Dr. Squirrell is also registered to provide treatment services with: Workcover, Victims of Crime TAC, Veteran Affairs, and most private health funds.

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