Understanding Mental Health Treatment Plans from your GP

If you have a mental health care plan from your GP here’s a few things to know:

  1. NOT ALL mental health providers are able to access this service for you. Currently only Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Occupational Therapists are supported.
  2. There are different levels of subsidy that  Medicare provides for a mental health service.
  3. There is usually a gap that you will have to pay to the provider.
  4. A non-Medicare provider, such as a counsellor or psychotherapist,  usually charges less because of this difference and so it is best to consider the overall cost.
  5. Medicare providers at Solutions Chatswood are Choon-Hwa Lim and Ros Knight.
  6. Relationship counselling is not eligible for a Medicare rebate.
  7. Mental Health Care plans are subject to specific brief therapy interventions.