Medicare Services and Rebates
Angela Donde is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency) and the Australian Psychological Society and has a Generalist provider number with Medicare. She is eligible to deliver up to 12 individual and 12 group sessions in a calendar year of focused psychological strategies, under the Medicare rebate scheme, to people who have a recognised psychological problem.
Eligible clients with a valid doctor referral can receive up to 12 counselling sessions (rebated at $80.20 per session) and 12 group sessions (rebated at $20.45 per session) in a calendar year. After the initial 6 sessions there will be a review by the GP and the psychologist to determine whether a further 6 sessions is warranted.
To get a written referral you will need to make an appointment with a doctor (GP), paediatrician or psychiatrist to complete a Mental Health Care Plan.
At the time of making your referral appointment, it is important to inform the doctor’s receptionist that you want a referral to see a psychologist as a GP needs a longer session to complete the assessment and discuss the Mental Health Care Plan with you. So make sure you ask for a double session.
If you wish to claim the Medicare Rebate for your first and subsequent counselling sessions, you must obtain your written GP referral prior to your first counselling appointment.
If you do not have a GP, or want to use another GP, we can refer you to several GP’s in your area that are up-to-date with Medicare Rebates and referrals to psychologists.
Note that you do not require a referral form from a GP unless you intend to claim a Medicare rebate.
If you have any more questions about the Medicare Rebates and procedures please contact us by phone or email.
Issues which may be eligible under the Medicare Rebate Scheme: