Medicare Basics & FAQ
You do not need a GP referral to see a psychologist....BUT.... if you want to receive a Medicare Rebate ($86.15) after paying for your session, then you do need to be referred by a GP before your first session.
The referral type used by all GPs is called a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).
All Medicare rebates are processed through our online agreement with Medicare.
This is done at the end of your appointment.
No need for your to find time in your busy schedule to visit Medicare to claim your rebate.