You may be able to access Medicare and Private Health Fund rebates, depending on your referral and particular circumstances. The process generally involves full payment of session fees, and a paid receipt is provided to enable you to claim your Medicare rebate. What About Play is accredited to provide services under the following initiatives:
Better Access to Mental Health (BAMH)
Item no’s 80135, 80140, 80145
The Better Access initiative is available to clients with an assessed mental health condition that significantly interferes with their capacity to function cognitively, emotionally or socially. Clients can access a rebate for 10 individual sessions and 10 group therapy sessions per calendar year.
To access this plan you need a letter from your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist outlining the concerning issue, the number of sessions you are entitled to, and a statement that a Mental Health Treatment/Management Plan is in place.
Chronic Disease Management – Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC)
Item no 10958
Clients with complex needs can access rebates for 5 Allied Health sessions per calendar year. To access this plan you need to complete a referral form with your GP and bring this with you to your appointment.
Private health funds include Occupational Therapy services under ‘Extra’s cover’. Your health fund will be able to advise whether your plan covers Occupational Therapy services.