What is Bulk Billing?
It is when the entire fee or full cost of the service is covered by the Government Medical Service – Medicare.
There are currently NO available appointments for Bulk Billing Psychology
WESLEY MISSION Psychological Therapies Program
In some cases we are able to assist you under the Wesley Mission Psychological Therapies Program which covers the gap fee for seeing a psychologist. Crestpoint has access and information about this program although there are certain criteria which needs to be met in order to apply for support under this program. We can provide information and assistance to apply.
What is a Mental Health Care Plan?
A Mental Health Care Plan allows you to claim a rebate from Medicare.
A MHCP is not the same as “Bulk Billing”
There is still a payment required under a MHCP, as most psychologists will charge between $200 – $250 per session
Clients or patients under a Mental Health Care Plan will usually expect an out of pocket cost of around $100 – $150 per session
Which is about the same cost as a Counsellor
Medicare currently does not provide rebates for Counsellors as they have different compliance regulations for maintaining their Registration
What if I cannot afford to see a psychologist?
If you are not working or are on a very low income there may be another option.
Crestpoint Wellbeing Centre is launching a new program to help those who cannot afford the full fee
for psychology, counselling or mental health support.