HICAPS is used to process payments on credit cards and it also processes your Medicare rebate. Session fees are required to be paid in full after each appointment. If you have a Mental Health Care Referral from your GP then please bring your Medicare card with you as we will process your rebate straight away. Please note that you will need to register Medicare with your bank account to receive your rebate or we can help you fill out a Medicare claims form as an alternative measure. Please contact Mind Strategy for a schedule of fees. Payments for Telehealth are made through Medipass. Medicare rebates for Telehealth will be processed through Medipass in the same transaction.
Your GP will need to provide you with a Mental Health Care Plan before you can claim rebates from Medicare. It is important to let the medical clinic receptionist know you are coming in for a GP Mental Health Care Plan so an appropriate appointment can be booked. You will need to bring both the Mental Health Treatment Plan and the Referral Letter to your first appointment. Medicare will rebate you $81.90 per session. All counselling sessions are 50+ minutes. Please note that relationship counselling and family counselling do not qualify for a Mental Health Care Plan.