The Australian Government has approved rebates for Psychologist services under Medicare under the Better Outcomes for Mental Health Scheme introduced by the Australian Government to assist consumers to access Psychologist services for a range of mental health concerns.
This requires a valid referral from your GP. The list of mental health conditions that are current covered by the scheme are:
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
Eating Disorders (such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Bi Polar Disorder (previously known as Manic Depression)
Co-occurring Anxiety and Depression
Please note that Anger Management and Relationship Issues/Relationship Counselling are not covered by the Better Outcomes for Mental Health scheme unless these problems are caused by or linked to one of the above-mentioned psychological conditions.