The Medicare “Better Access Initiative” makes it easier for people to access affordable psychological support. By constructing a “Mental Health Treatment Plan” with your General Practitioner (GP), you will be eligible under the scheme to receive a Medicare rebate on the cost of up to 10 sessions per calendar year (January to December). The Medicare rebate for a standard 50 minute consult with an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker is $74.80.
If you do not have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP you will be required to pay the full fee on the day of your appointment.
|Valid Health Care Card Holder||Full Fee|
|Fee||$100 per visit||$130 per visit|
All payments are to be made on the day of your appointment and Wellness SA accepts card payments ONLY.
Please note that the Medicare rebate is only used for sessions attended by the referred person and if separate sessions are required for family members, parents or carers the full fee will apply.
If you cannot make an appointment or need to reschedule we ask you to provide as much notice as possible but 24 hours notice is the minimum required. If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or you do not attend, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. Medicare does not cover cancellations or non-attendance so you will be required to fund this yourself. We understand that life happens and sometimes circumstances are unavoidable in which case we invite you to speak to us about this.