Group Therapy is an affordable way to extend your psychological treatment under Medicare with minimal out of pocket costs.
An individual is eligible for sessions of Individual Therapy Treatment and sessions of Group Therapy Treatment per calendar year (January to December) with a suitable referral.
To be eligible for a rebate, you will require a referral from your General Practitioner (under a Mental Health Care Plan) or a referral from your treating Psychiatrist. In addition, you may be eligible for additional rebate from your Private Health Fund, depending on your level of cover.
A number of private hospitals in the local area offer group therapy for adolescents. Contact reception if you are an existing patient of the practice and would like more information on this treatment option.