Types of Referrals and Rebates
You don’t need a referral to attend Kids and Teens Psychology. You are very welcome to give us a call to make an appointment and come on in! However, if you have a referral you may be eligible to have your appointments funded or to receive a rebate.
There are several different referral pathways and rebates you might be eligible for:
Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative (Mental Health Care Plans)
Your child or teenager may be eligible to receive a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. This allows for an initial 6 sessions of Psychological treatment to be rebated by Medicare, with a further 4 sessions available if your child’s doctor feels it is appropriate (a total of 10 rebated sessions per calendar year).
Please give us a call on 5327 0122 to discuss this further or contact your child’s GP to discuss their eligibility for this plan.
Helping Children with Autism
If your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder they may be eligible for a specialist referral known as the Helping Children with Autism
referral. This referral can be made by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist and may entitle you to Medicare rebates for four assessment sessions and 20 treatment sessions up until your child turns 15 years of age.
Private Health Funds
If you have private health insurance you may be eligible for a rebate for appointments with a Psychologist. The amount rebated depends on your provider and individual policy. You do not need a referral to claim a rebate through a health fund.
You can contact your health fund to find out if you are covered and how much you will be rebated for appointments.
There are several other referral and funding pathways accessed at Kids and Teen Psychology. These include government departments, community agencies, schools and accident cover.
You don’t need a referral to attend Kids and Teens Psychology. Sometimes our clients prefer not to consult with their doctor or involve another party in their decision to access psychological therapy. You are very welcome to make an appointment without a referral.
If you are unsure about whether you would benefit from psychological therapy and do not wish to discuss this with your GP first, you can talk about this with your Clinician in your first appointment. They can help you decide what is right for you.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Therapy and appointments at Kids and Teens Psychology may be funded by the NDIS where participants are self or plan managed. See the NDIS website for further information www.ndis.gov.au.
Please call us today on 5327 0122 if you would like further information about any of the referral pathways or to make an appointment.