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Rebates and payments to see our psychologist in the Gold Coast Online Telehealth-Australia

 

Bloomfield Psychology provides a variety of online video call services during the Coronavirus COVID-19, such as counselling, coaching, supervision for individuals anywhere in Australia.

Our psychologist Marie Bloomfield can help you to receive the psychological counselling that you need during those unprecedented difficult times of Coronavirus COVID-19.  Everyone deserves to access the psychological care, especially in times when they feel most vulnerable.

Marie Bloomfield, clinical psychologist, is especially set up to assist you in your home. You will only need a phone to access a psychological counselling session via phone  or online telehealth/video call.

You can refer yourself to our service or you can obtain a referral from your GP with a Mental Health Care Plan to access Medicare rebates.  You can also claim from Private Health Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance or Third Party Insurance or via an Employee Assistance Program.

Please note that Face to face individual sessions are no longer available during the Coronavirus COVID-19

 

Regular cost

 If you do not have a referral from your doctor,  you can access online psychological counselling at the normal consultation cost of $180.00 for the initial 55-minutes session and $160.00 for subsequent follow-up 55-minutes sessions.

 

Medicare rebates

You may qualify for Medicare rebates or bulk billed sessions, if you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your doctor with the new measures introduced in the middle of March to help Australian deal with the upheaval of the pandemic.

If you believe that a psychological counselling session would help you, we would advise that you discuss it with your GP, or your specialist doctor. Ask your Doctor if he/she can do an initial Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) assessment to establish if it is appropriate for you to be referred to a psychologist. With a Mental Health Care Plan, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions in the following 12 months of being issued.

Here are the Medicare rebates available with a MHCP:

  • $126.65 for a 55-minute session
  •  bulk-billed for eligible clients with no gap payments for a 55-minute session.

 

Please note that we will need a copy of your MHCP (which can be email to us by your doctor, or you can scan, take a picture or email it to us) before your scheduled appointment to qualify for the Medicare rebate or to be bulkbilled.

 

Private Health Insurance rebates

The majority of Australian health funds have agreed to provide coverage for teleconsultations provided by psychologists, from Monday 30 March, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

This is subject to the following conditions:

  •     The patient is undergoing an existing course of treatment, and has seen the psychologist providing the teleconsultation over the past six months, or
  •     For new patients, the telepsychology service has been recommended by their general practitioner, and
  •     The service is delivered before 30 September 2020, and
  •     The service is undertaken in accordance with Australian Psychological Society guidelines.

 

Other Medicare rebates available for special groups

For rural remote area- Online Telehealth sessions

Telehealth aims to improve access to mental health treatment services with a psychologist for people in rural, remote locations (Modified Monash Model regions four to seven). People living or working in MMM 4 to 7 with a GP Mental Health Care Plan are eligible for Better Access and can receive up to 10 annual Better Access sessions via video conferencing with a psychologist.
With a Mental Health Care Plan, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate ($124.50) for 1-hour Online session with our clinical psychological for up to 10 sessions in the following 12 months of being issued. Under certain conditions you may also qualify for bulk billing where no gap payment will be required
 
 
Bushfire Recovery Access Initiatives. Victims of bushfires can access telehealth psychological session for an additional 10 sessions per calendar year 
 
 

For more information talk to your GP or contact us.

 

Contact us today to make an appointment

 

If you require more information or wish to make a booking for an online session please contact us 0427795721 or email marie@bloomfieldpsychology.com.au

Please stay safe and ask for the help that you need.

We are committed to helping you by providing an effective service, compassionate and affordable in the Gold Coast or anywhere in Australia.

 

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Marie Bloomfield, 0427795721

Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast, Qld, 4220

Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast, Qld 4220