There has been some great news from Medicare in regards to rebates and session allocation extension - from the usual 10 session allocation to now a 20 session allocation of their rebates.
UNFORTUNATELY the way this has been interpreted by many is that there are somehow free sessions available. This is unfortunately just not true - medicare are not paying the fees of providers, they are simply extending their rebate to cover now 20 sessions in a year instead of the very limited 10 sessions they have always provided rebate for.
This means that there is still a gap fee.
How it works is as follows. Our costs per session are set and the amount is due on the day for the session. For individuals with a Mental Health Care Plan the session fee is paid upfront. Then medicare rebate is applied and this refund goes directly to the client from medicare.
There are a handful of providers who may be able to bulk bill but unfortunately we are not in this position due to our outgoings and overheads. We are happy to try to refer you to a bulk billing provider, the wait lists are often long.
WE ARE BACK DOING LIMITED FACE TO FACE sessions following the tough COVID restrictions.
We are also continuing to offer ZOOM / VIDEO and phone telehealth sessions for those that this works well for.
We ask that if you feel unwell on the day with fever or symptoms that may be transferable to others that you alert us and take up the telehealth offer.