No GP referral is needed when you self refer.
Those patients with private health fund cover may be eligible to claim a rebate from their health fund.
Please discuss this with your health fund prior to the session.
To be eligible to access Medicare Rebates under the “Better Access” Focused Psychological Strategies (FBS) or Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) programs you will to need to make an appointment with your General Practitioner (GP) and discuss your concerns
Your GP is best placed to assess your concern and the supports needed. If needed your GP will develop with you a mental health care plan and refer you to an appropriate health practitioner.
It is advised that when contacting your local GP practice that you ask for a long appointment with the doctor for a “Mental Health Care Plan” or if you prefer “Care Plan” as these appointments do taken longer than normal.
Please feel free to contact Paul for more information