It is not essential to have a Mental Health Care Plan prior to making a booking. You are eligible for a Rebate from Medicare if you have a Mental Health Care Plan and the referral can be provided after booking. If you are not eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan you can still make a booking you just will not receive a rebate from Medicare.
NDIS funds Support from allied health professionals, like psychologists or mental health occupational therapists, that are directly related to helping you manage or reduce the functional impact of your psychosocial disability – this could include social and communication skills development, regular help with medication and symptoms, and behaviour intervention and support
If you have a mental illness or psychosocial disability, NDIS provide supports that help you:
do activities of daily living – that is, go about your daily life
take part in your community, your social life, study and work
regain and rebuild skills and confidence in your usual activities of daily living.
Counselling sessions are $193.99 per 50 minute session under the NDIS.
You do not need a referral to book an appointment. When you are not eligible for Medicare sessions you can Self Fund your session and book any time without a referral.
Telehealth Appointments are $160 for a 50 minute session over phone or video.
Face to Face and Evening Telehealth Appointments are $210 for a 50 minute session.