There are a number of ways people can be referred to Psychology Partners.
Referral from your GP or Psychiatrist
You can obtain a referral from your GP under a “mental health care plan” if you have a diagnosed mental health condition, and you may be able to claim a rebate with Medicare when referred this way. Alternatively, you can obtain a referral from a psychiatrist, and Medicare rebates may apply for sessions. The Medicare rebate is $124.50 for clinical psychologists for a 50 minute session and $84.80 for a psychologist.
A referral from a medical practitioner is not a requirement for booking with one of our Psychologists. You are welcome to phone the location of your choice and make an appointment. However, if you obtain a valid mental health care plan referral from your GP or a referral from your psychiatrist, you may be eligible for Medicare rebates, and these rebates will not apply if you self refer. If you have private health cover, you may be eligible for rebates. Please check with your private health provider to inquire as to the rebate available.
Our psychologists can provide services under DVA white and gold cards with a referral from a GP or psychiatrist.
Our psychologists can provide services for currently serving Defence personnel with a referral from a Defence GP or psychiatrist. Alternatively, Defence members can choose to self-fund, or access a Medicare rebate with a referral from their private GP or Psychiatrist, provided they have a valid Medicare card.
Currently serving Queensland Police may be eligible for 6 sessions of psychological treatment with a provider of their choice with a referral from the QPS under the Early Intervention Treatment Program. Alternatively, police can choose to self-fund, or access a Medicare rebate with a referral from their private GP or psychiatrist.
Our psychologists can provide services under WorkCover with a valid referral from a GP, psychiatrist, or WorkCover.
Children can be referred by parents or medical practitioners for treatment. For children who have autism or any pervasive developmental disorder, a Medicare rebate is available if the child is referred by a psychiatrist or pediatrician. If the child is under 13 years of age Medicare can provide rebates for up to four assessment sessions to determine diagnosis. If the child is under 15 years of age, Medicare can provide a rebate for up to 20 treatment sessions. The Medicare rebate is $84.80 for a 50 minute session.