There generally two most common pathways to accessing sessions at our clinic.
You may choose to visit your GP for a referral to Bright Mind Psychology. You will be given:
1) Referral Letter
2) GP Mental Health Care Plan
Under the referral and plan, up to 10 psychology rebates are available to you per calendar year (+ 10 additional per calendar year till December 2022).
After the 6th session, your psychologist will advise you to return to your GP for a re-referral, who will discuss with you about your progress and access to the further 4 rebates for the year. In this process, your psychologist will be writing to update your GP with brief summaries on your attendance and your progress in treatment. A subsequent progress letter will also be written at the end of the referral period, which usually lasts between 3-6 months. This just means you will need another referral should you wish to continue accessing your rebates for therapy in the future.
You can self refer simply by calling 0451 271 869. This means that a full fee will apply and that there are no rebates claimable from Medicare. Some clients to claim on a private health coverage which includes psychology.
Some of our clients choose to do this if they are not eligible for Medicare cover or they do not have a Mental Health Care Plan prepared.
Other clients continue to see us after they have claimed all the 10 Medicare rebates that are available per calendar year and feel that they require more sessions.
Please call 0451 271 869
if you are unsure about
which referral options are suitable for you.