At Vita Psychology & Education Services there are a number of accepted referral options.
For a counselling or assessment consultation with the team at Vita Psychology & Education Services clients are able to self-refer.
A referral letter is not required to attend this clinic.
Medicare offers partial rebates for Psychological consultations under the Mental Health Treatment plan. In order to claim this rebate, you must have a valid referral from either your General Practitioner or Medical Specialist (e.g. Paediatrician). Please note that our services are not bulk-billed.
If you are eligible for a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you will be able to receive up to 20 partially-rebated counselling sessions per calendar year. Your referring General Practitioner or Medical Specialist will review your progress after the sixth session. Please bring your referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan at the time of your first session with us.
If you have not received a referral letter stating that you have a Mental Healthcare Plan and the number of sessions, you will not be able to claim the Medicare rebate.
You may also claim your Private Health Fund rebates at our clinic if you are eligible. We have a HICAPS facility at our clinic to process your rebate on the spot after each appointment. However, please be aware that you can only receive rebates into a Cheque or Savings account.