GP MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR MENTAL HEALTH MEDICARE/ PRIVATE HEALTH REBATES
Whilst the government currently does not offer Counsellors access as yet to Medicare rebates for the 10 sessions that can be granted as part of the GP Management Plans (via referral to Psychologists through a Doctor), Peninsula Counselling Solutions offers a Consultation Fee ($90) which is the minimum general out of pocket expense that you will likely pay even with the Medicare Rebate for Mental Health Plans or Private Health Insurance rebate.
After the initial 10 sessions you have as part of the GP Management Mental Health Plan for Psychology or Psychiatry appointments, consultation fees can become very expensive, at an average of $150 - $250 per hour depending on when and where you go.
Our consultation fee is always the same ($90) and is even on a sliding scale to make it as affordable and accessible to you as possible to get the support you need for as long as you need it.
We also do not require a referral from your Doctor to see our Counsellor.