When contacting Couples Therapy Melbourne, could you please advise the following:
- Have you been referred to a specific practitioner and the name of that practitioner.
- Who referred you to our practice?
You do not need a referral for any of our services, however if a referral and/or health care plan is required, you may wish to claim a rebate through Medicare.
We ask that you please arrive 10 minutes before your first consultation to allow sufficient time for registration.
On your first visit we will take down your medical history; by knowing all of the details about your condition will help us to plan and determine a diagnosis, a specific clinical decision, treatment selection, education and prevention strategies.
PRIVATE HEALTH FUND
All private health funds give members the option of extras cover. If your policy includes either allied health or psychology cover, please bring your private health card to your appointment as you can claim your rebate directly from our reception desk via our HICAPS facility.
If you are unsure of your rebate amount, please contact your health fund.
MEDICARE MENTAL HEALTH CARE PLANS
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, Medicare provides a $84.80 rebate towards the total cost. Clients are eligible to receive a total of 10 individual sessions per year. This is based on Government budget allocation and is not representative of how many sessions a patient may need.
You may only claim from either Medicare or a private health fund for each session. Private Heath will not contribute towards the ‘gap’ between the Medicare rebate and the consultation fees. Your receipt will have a code specific to either Medicare or Private Health depending on your requirement.
TAC AND WORKCOVER
Clients with an accepted TAC or Workcover claim do not have to pay any out of pocket expenses. Our psychologists are registered to provide psychological assessment and treatment for TAC and Workcover patients. The number of sessions is dependent upon the type of claim you have.
You may only claim from either Medicare or a Private health fund for each session. Private Heath will not contribute towards the ‘gap’ between the Medicare rebate and the consultation fees. Your receipt will have a code specific to either Medicare or Private Health depending on your requirement.