Mental Health Care Plan
A Mental Health Care Plan (also known as Mental Health Treatment Plan) is to support someone going through mental health issues. The plan is written by a GP, after a discussion about what your goals are; and following this, support is available (with a Medicare rebate) with a psychologist, to support you in your mental health and wellness.
Generally there are some out-of-pocket costs (on top of what Medicare provides). A mental health treatment plan lets you claim up to 20 sessions with a mental health professional each calendar year.
- Reachout – Getting and Using a Mental Health Care Plan
- headspace – how to get a mental health care plan
- Services Australia – Mental health care and Medicare
- Health Direct – Mental Health Treatment Plan
Last Modified: Monday, 05 December 2022