All consultations are $120 for 60 minutes. Payment is required at the end of the session by cash or EFTPOS. You may be able to access a rebate for services if you are a member of a Private Health Care Fund or have been issued with a current Mental Health Care Plan from your treating General Practitioner (GP) / Doctor or Psychiatrist.
To be eligible for a Medicare rebate / reimbursement of $74.80 (or an ‘out of pocket’ expense of $45.20 per appointment), you will need to be issued with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) by your treating GP or Doctor. Your GP will assess your eligibility prior to your appointment at Fix It Counselling. If you’re eligible, your GP will prepare a MHCP referral for you to access rebates for up to six sessions in a calendar year (January to December). Upon completion of the six sessions, you can also return to your GP and have your MHCP reviewed and receive a further additional four to six sessions. All up you may be eligible for ten sessions, plus GP reviewed extensions, per calendar year.
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The quickest and easiest way to claim your Medicare benefit / reimbursement is by paying for your appointment by EFTPOS (total cost will be $120 on the day). Your Medicare benefit of $74.80 is then paid directly back onto the card you used, or into the bank account registered with Medicare. Reimbursement payments take approx. 1 hour to 2 days for Medicare to process.
Private Health Fund Rebate
Private Health Care Funds differ in terms of accessible rebates for psychological and counselling treatment by an accredited mental health practitioner and counsellor with a Medicare Provider number. Please contact your provider to discuss what entitlements you may be eligible for. Kylie at Fix It Counselling is a Social Worker and accredited Mental Health Practitioner – Medicare provider number 5316971K and ABN: 63305597615.