Mental Health Care Plans
Ikigai Psychology Clinic provides psychological treatment under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
You may be able to access a medicare rebate of $87.45 per session if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care plan referral from your GP.
You will need to make an appointment with your General Practitioner who will conduct an assessment. If you meet the relevant criteria your General Practitioner will complete a Mental Health Care Plan under the Better Access Initiative, which can provide access to ten Psychology sessions within one calendar year. If you are claiming a rebate under the Better Access Initiative the psychologist is required to provide a report to your General Practitioner at session six and ten. This report only contains general information as well as any questionnaires completed and recommendations for future care.
*Please note you do not require a GP referral to attend, it is completely optional and simply to aid in costs.
Find out more by accessing the Medicare Fact Sheet below
Rebates and Payments
Medicare and Private Health Care Rebates are available for in-person and Telehealth appointments.
With a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) the rebate cost is $87.45
*An additional 20% increase in fees will apply after 5pm
* Concession pricing is available for students and pensioners with a valid student ID or Concession Card
Please book online or contact us for further details.
Our Psychologist at Ikigai Psychology are registered providers with major health care funds.
You may be eligible to claim partial costs of the consultation fee with your private health provider. Please contact your provider for further information to see whether your level of cover is eligible for psychological services.
Please note: You can only claim through Medicare or Private Health Insurance for each session
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we require 48-hours notice. This notice is required as a courtesy to the psychologist and other clients who may require care. Appointments that are cancelled or not attended within this time period will be charged a cancellation fee of $95.00. This charge will not be claimable through Medicare.
Please note the mobile number associated with this service only operates between: 9am-6pm Monday-Friday.