Q.    Do I need a referral from a GP to see a psychologist?

You do not require a referral from a GP unless you are eligible and would like to claim a Medicare rebate for this service.

Q     Can I receive Medicare rebates?

If you are referred by your GP, you may be eligible to receive a rebate for six (6) Counselling sessions per calendar year, and an additional four (4) in some circumstances.   Your referring doctor will assess your progress after the first six sessions.

  • You will need an appointment from your GP to establish your  eligibility for Medicare rebates
  • Your GP can provide you with a referral and complete a Mental Health Care Plan.


Q     Can I receive a rebate from my private health insurance?

  • If you have Private Health Insurance ‘extras cover’, you may be entitled to a rebate depending on your specific health cover.

Q     How do I make an appointment?

For an enquiry or to make an appointment for an initial consultation, ring mobile:  0400 196 435 or visit the Contact page and complete the online form

Insight Psychology Bayside

Consultations held at:

•  Highett
•  Carlton

P: 0400 196 435
F: (03) 9583 2849
E: [email protected]

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