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