Is it true that one can get 10 sessions with a psychologist under Medicare in Australia?
Yes, it is true. One can get ten sessions with a psychologist under Medicare in Australia. People who suffer from mental health problems may be eligible for a referral to a psychologist under Medicare.
What is mental health problem?
Mental health problem is a term used to describe a range of clinically diagnosable disorders that significantly interfere with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities. If one is not feeling well mentally and that affects everyday life, there is likely a mental health problem.
If you or someone you know suffers from any mental health problem, your GP may arrange a referral to a psychologist under Medicare. This referral entitles the patient to see a psychologist ten times in one calendar year. Some psychologists do not charge any out-of-pocket fees with this referral. Some psychologists charge an extra fee, but it is still less expensive to see a psychologist with this referral.