We are excited to share with our clients and our community that there are additional sessions available for people are eligible for under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) for Psychology services.
Changes to total number of Sessions
The Government has announced from October 9 2020:
Clients are eligible for an additional 10 sessions under a MHCP
That is, you may be eligible for 20 sessions in a calendar year (1 Jan to 31 Dec)
Changes are in place until 30 June 2022.
This is exciting news and we hope that it will be of great value to our clients and helps them get the help they need. We understand that for many people 10 sessions was simply not enough.
This is for all Australians, not just Victoria as originally released
You must get a new referral to access the 10 sessions
You must have used your initial 10 sessions before seeking a re-referral
A review item does not need to be completed by the GP, a standard consultation with a referral letter is adequate. You can see the GP for a re-referral even if it has not been 3 months since they did a ‘review’ of a MHCP.
You do not require a new referral at the beginning of the calendar year (1st January) if you still have sessions available on your current referral
or the Department of Health Fact Sheet – Additional 10 MBS mental health sessions during COVID-19 under the Better Access Pandemic Support measure
Should you have any further questions please contact us on 6381 0071.