FMP Mental Health Care Plan FAQs

Mental Health FAQs


  • What is Mental Health care plan
  • Who is eligible for a mental health care plan?
  • How do I get a mental health care plan?
  • What does a mental health care plan cover?
  • How many sessions does Medicare rebates allow?
What is Mental Health care plan

A mental health care plan is a plan for people with a mental health disorder. If you have mental health issues, your doctor can write out this plan.

It identifies what type of health care you need, and spells out what you and your doctor have agreed you are aiming to achieve. It also may refer you to local mental health services.

Who is eligible for a mental health care plan?
A mental health care plan is available to you if you have a mental disorder that has been diagnosed by a doctor. If you like to speak to our doctor’s please call our practice and book in on 8604 2338 or click here to book online 
How do I get a mental health care plan?
Visit your GP who will assess whether you have a mental disorder and whether you benefit from a mental health treatment plan. 
Your doctor will ask a few questions, fill in the plan and set goals together with you. When you make the appointment, please request for a long appointment – 20 minutes or more is needed. To book online click here 
What does a mental health care plan cover?

If you have a mental health care plan, you will be entitled to Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual and 10 group appointments with some allied mental health services in a year.

That means certain psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers, you are also entitled to Medicare rebates for 10 individual and support group sessions in a year.

Your GP can give you a referral to allied mental health services in your area.

How many sessions does Medicare rebates allow?

Medicare rebates only allow 6 out of the 10 sessions, and you will need to go back and see your GP for a mental health plan review after one month for another referral to access the other 4 sessions.


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