Will I have to pay for my consultations?
Psychology & Wellness does not charge any out-of-pocket expenses to students. However, all students must present a valid Medicare card or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card. Your first 3 session will not be billed. However, you may be asked to get a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP for further sessions if it is indicated. Read about Mental Health Care Plans here.
How can I get a Mental Health Care Plan?
Your GP can provide a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). If you don’t have a regular GP you can make an appointment at the University Health Service, or a GP of your choice. When making an appointment with your GP let them know you need a longer consultation. This will allow enough time to complete the plan.
What if I can't get a Mental Health Care Plan, or I run over the available sessions, can I still have access to a psychologist?
No student will be denied care because of limits to Medicare or OSHC. All decisions about ongoing care will be based on individual clinical need.
What do I need to bring to an appointment?
Once you have a MHCP, please give it to your psychologist at your next appointment. If your appointment is by Telehealth, you can email a copy to: email@example.com or ask your GP Service to fax it to: (02) 9385 6115.