Medicare Rebates are available under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative which allows children and their parents to access psychologicaltreatment and receive a rebate from Medicare for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. The Medicare rebate amount for a Clinical Psychologist is $126.50 per session.In order to determine if you and/or your child are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), please consult your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. They will determine whether you or your child meet criteria for a MHCP.
Please bring a copy of the GP referral AND the MHCP to your first appointment. Families will be required to provide payment in full (see fee schedule above) and New Patterns Child Psychology Clinic will claim the rebate for you. Families can expect that the rebate will be debited directly into their debit account 3-5 days after they provide payment for the session.