Medicare and private health fund rebate

Psychological Services

In November 2011 the number of sessions provided under Medicare was changed. The number of sessions in one calender year allowed is 10 (in blocks of 6 and then 4). You may receive 6 more sessions in "exceptional circumstances" which is outlined on the Australian Psychological Society website.  You must be referred by a GP or psychiatrist, who may recommend a particular psychologist, or to a psychologist of your choice. Psychologists practicing at Therapeutic Axis are registered and have a Medicare Provider Number. The cost and rebate varies between psychologists. If the psychologist bulk bills then there will be no extra cost.