Mental Health Care Plans involve you and your GP discussing your medical history, lifestyle and social situation to better understand why you feel the way you do. The GP mental health treatment plan is tailored to your needs to decide the approach that will suit you best, to improve your mental health. If you have a GP mental health treatment plan your GP may refer you for Medicare-subsidised sessions with a Psychologist, or an appropriately trained Doctor, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.
Due to changes in November 2011 to Medicare rebates for these item numbers, Mental Health Care Plans may not be bulk-billed. You will require a long consultation for this service.