Families In Mind Psychology

You don't need a referral to come and see us — but you will need one in order to claim a Medicare rebate.

For best results, especially for matters involving babies and young children, a separate referral for both parent and child enables us to work with the parent and child as needed.

Need a Referral?

With the appropriate referral, rebates may be available under Medicare Better Access. Rebates may also be available via your private health fund.

Medicare

For Medicare services under better access, you will need a referral from a GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist, and a mental health care plan. If you’re seeking a referral from a GP, remember to book a longer consultation.

You can receive up to 10 individual consultations and 10 group sessions per year for Medicare approved services.

We can guide you through the process of getting a referral, including providing a letter to your GP or referring practitioner. Contact us for more information.

Private Health Cover

Consultation services may be covered under your private health insurance. Please see your health insurance provider for more information.

Looking to Refer?

If you are a GP, paediatrician, or psychiatrist, you can make a referral under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.

If GP referrals are made under the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative, enabling the patient to get a Medicare rebate, we need the following information clearly identified:

Patient Details

  • Name of patient being referred
  • Date of birth
  • Date of referral
  • Diagnosed mental disorder (if identified)
  • Copy of GP Mental Health Plan

Doctor Details

  • Name of doctor
  • Provider Number
  • Contact details of Doctor
  • Address for reports
  • GP Referral to a named psychologist at Families In Mind Psychology

Checklist

Please ensure you have seen the patient for a long consultation, completed a mental health plan and billed for this item.