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Rebates & Payments

Clinical Psychologist-Gold Coast

Online Telehealth-Australia

 

Bloomfield Psychology provides online video call sessions during the Coronavirus COVID-19, for counselling, coaching, supervision  anywhere in Australia.

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

Marie Bloomfield, clinical psychologist, is especially set up to assist you in your home. We can organise online telehealth video call, using your phone, iPad or laptop for you to be able access a psychological counselling session in the comfort and privacy of your home. 

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.

From the March 2020, during COVID-19, for the next 6 months, Medicare is providing new rebates  to help Australian deal with the upheaval of the pandemic.

 

Regular cost

 If you do not have a referral from your doctor,  you can still 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.

If you have a MHCP (see below) from your GP you will be able to obtain a rebate of $126.50 from Medicare for each session.

 

Medicare rebates

You will qualify for Medicare rebates or bulk billed sessions, if you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your doctor with t

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

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 bulk billed.

Please note that our bulk-billed services (no gap fee) are limited and not always available. It is ultimately at the discretion of the psychologist whether bulk-billing is suitable, to provide clients with the appropriate level of care they need. Bulk-billed services are therefore discretionary and cannot be guaranteed.  You may be available for Medicare bulk-billing, if you are unemployed, receiving Newstart Allowance or the Disability or Aged Pension (proof required).

 

Private Health Insurance rebates

The majority of Australian health funds have agreed to provide coverage for teleconsultations provided by psychologists, from Monday 30 March2020, 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 tele-psychology 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