MENTAL hEALTH cARE plan - FAQ
A mental health care plan is a plan for people with a mental health disorder. If you have mental health issues, your doctor can write out this plan.
It identifies what type of health care you need, and spells out what you and your doctor have agreed you are aiming to achieve.
A mental health care plan is available to you if you have a mental disorder that has been diagnosed by a doctor. If you like to speak to our doctor’s please please contact our friendly staff on 9981 3111 or click here to book online.
Visit your GP who will assess whether you have a mental disorder and whether you benefit from a mental health treatment plan.
Your doctor will ask a few questions, fill in the plan and set goals together with you. When you make the appointment, please request for a long /double appointment – 30minutes or more if needed.
If you have a mental health care plan, you will be entitled to medicare rebates for up to 10 individual and 10 group appointments with some allied mental health services (psychologists, occupational therapists and social worker) a year.
Your GP can give you a referral to allied mental health services in your area.
Medicare rebates only allow 6 out of the 10 sessions, and you will need to go back and see your GP for a mental health plan review after one month for another referral to access the other 4 sessions.