Better Access

Better Access to Mental Health Care

For individuals who are in a financial position to access private mental health professionals, services can be accessed via the Better Access to Mental Health Care program.

GPs can refer directly to registered private clinicians for up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions per calendar year via the GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (Item 2715).

For more information about the Better Access initiative, click here to visit.

Information for consumers can be found at: Better Access to Mental Health

To locate an Allied Mental Health Medicare provider, visit the websites below:

Psychiatric Assessment or Advice

Private psychiatrists offer appointments for Item 291 one-off psychiatric assessments. To make an appointment, call GP PASA on 1800 721 899.