If you are looking for a Brisbane Clinical Psychologist who charges reasonable prices, Margaret has several options available to you.

Margaret is a Veteran Affairs Provider and is a registered provider with Medicare Australia. Contact us for more information.

Generous rebates provided by Medicare Australia are now available for psychological services under certain conditions.

How many sessions can be claimed?

Medicare Australia currently advises that up to 10 individual sessions of counselling with a psychologist can be claimed in a calendar year.

Am I eligible?

Your GP must determine your eligibility after a diagnosis. It is not income tested. Most common disorders are eligible including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep problems, anger management and many more.

If I have a GP Mental Health Care Plan will it still cost me?

The Medicare Rebate does not cover the full cost of an appointment. However, the Medicare Rebate provided for psychological services does significantly reduce the expense of these services. Discounts or bulk billing are available for Low Income Heath Care Card holders.

How does Medicare Rebates work? How do I access them?

Follow these three easy steps:

1. Make an appointment with your GP

To discuss the option of being placed on a GP Mental Health Care Plan. You must inform the receptionist at your GP’s office that you want to discuss the GP Mental Health Care Plan with the GP.

2. Request a referral to Margaret McDonald Clinical Psychologist

The GP will determine your eligibility and decide if you would benefit from seeing a psychologist. A GP Mental Health Care Plan will be completed at the time of the visit and you can request a referral to see Margaret McDonald.

3. Revisit your GP

After your first 6 sessions, you will need to revisit your GP to discuss your progress. If necessary, you may be given an additional 4 sessions.

Medicare Benefits Schedule

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