Rebates for psychology services

All our Psychologists are registered with several government funded initiatives.

You may be eligible to claim a rebate for Psychology services at our Centre if your child is eligible for one or more of the following:

  • Mental Health Treatment Plan
  • Team Care Arrangements under Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care plan)
  • Better Start for Children with Disabilities
  • Helping Children with Autism
  • Private Health Funds

Please click here for information about claiming rebates at Annie’s Centre and a general overview of all the funding options. Please note that, in order to claim a rebate, the relevant plan must be in place prior to the date on which the services are accessed.

What about parent-only psychology sessions?

While we often work with parents for the purposes of supporting their child’s needs, Medicare will not permit parents to claim for these sessions under their child’s plan. Therefore, if the recommended intervention includes some sessions with parents only, you will require a separate Mental Health Treatment Plan in the name of one of the attending parents, if that is deemed appropriate for your circumstances by your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist.

Because our initial consultations are with parents only, if you wish to claim a rebate you will need to
provide a Mental Health Treatment Plan in one of the parent’s names prior to your appointment. However, please understand that it is up to your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist to first assess and determine whether or not such a plan is appropriate for your circumstances as parents.