Prior to your first session it is advisable to obtain a Medicare referral from your GP (or psychiatrist). Advise your GP that you require a “Mental Health Plan” so that a longer session can be scheduled. Medicare rebates of $124.50 per session are available for up to 10 sessions per calendar year, reducing your out of pocket fees to $45.50 per session. After the initial six sessions, a review with your GP is required in order to determine your eligibility for an additional four sessions. If you bring the Medicare referral to your initial session then your Medicare rebate can be deposited immediately into your nominated bank account at the time of payment.