Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see a psychologist without going to a GP?

Yes you can. However, to access the medicare rebate you will need to visit your GP to obtain a Mental Health Care Treatment Plan.

Can I receive Medicare Rebates?

To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, you must first see a GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician, who will create a Mental Health Treatment Plan for you.

What Issues are covered by a Mental Health Treatment Plan?

Conditions covered include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, sleep problems, adjustment disorders and all those conditions listed under “Issues we Treat“.

How do I get a Mental Health Treatment Plan?

Medicare rebates can be accessed in three easy steps:​

  1. Book an appointment with your GP to discuss why you would like to see a psychologist. Ensure you book an extended consultation for a ‘Mental Health Treatment Plan’. (This is the technical term for a referral to a psychologist.)
  2. If your GP agrees you are eligible, they will complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan and make a referral to the psychologist you would like to see.
  3. Your GP will review your progress after your first six sessions. If appropriate, your GP will then recommend an additional four sessions.
Can I receive a Medicare Rebate and a Private Health Rebate for the one session?

No. You cannot use your private health cover to top up your Medicare rebates. You need to choose one or the other.

Quick Appointment

If you need more information or would like to request an appointment please call us or fill in the from below. Someone will call you back within 24 hours to confirm.

Preferred Appointment Date

Mornington Coastal Medical Centre
​956-958 Nepean Highway
Mornington, 3931, Victoria

Phone: 0498 555 860
Fax: (03) 8692 0505

Please note that Mornington Psychology is unable to provide a crisis service.

For 24-hour support, please contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or beyondblue 1300 22 4636.