Medicare rebates are available for those who visit their General Practitioner (GP) and obtain a referral called a “Mental Health Treatment Plan”.
Alternatively, your child’s Paediatrician can provide you with a referral under “Focused Psychological Services”. Both referrals entitle you to rebates for 10 sessions in a calendar year (January to December). If you can obtain one of these referrals, you pay a smaller out of pocket expense. Please contact us to discuss this further.
GPs often like you to book a longer session in their clinic to appropriately discuss this referral. Please bring the documentation the GP/Paediatrician provides you with to your first session at SOMNIA.
Recent changes following COVID-19 means that all clients are now able to access Telehealth sessions with their Psychologist. In addition, some clients are extra to an additional 10 Medicare funded sessions (20 in total) per calendar year. Please contact us to discuss this further.
Private Health Rebates
Clients may also be able to claim a rebate on their sessions at SOMNIA using their private health insurance. The rebates for each health care fund vary. Please contact your fund to find out the amount you are entitled to. You are not able to claim both Medicare and Private Health Rebates for a session.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Clients
We are able to see Plan and Self Managed NDIS clients only. We are not NDIS registered in order to see NDIS Agency managed clients. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The full fee is to be paid at the end of each session. For your convenience, our practice offers EFTPOS and Medicare EasyClaim, meaning your rebate will be processed straight into your bank account the following day.
If you are claiming private health fund rebates, you will be charged the full amount for the session and provided with a receipt to lodge with your health care fund to obtain your rebate.