Patients often approach their GP with concerns about negative life circumstances, for example, relationship breakdowns, life crisis or social isolation. These often point to, or are accompanied by, significant and persistent mental health problems.
We are registered Medicare Providers for the Better Access scheme & the Chronic Disease Management program. We are also registered to provide services for Worksafe & Veteran Affairs. We have recently been approved as providers for the NDIS. In accordance with Medicare and NDIS requirements we use a range of evidence based psychological therapies when working with our clients.
We provide the following Medicare funded services:
Individual Counselling MBS80160
Outreach Counselling* MBS80165
Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling MBS81005
Pregnancy Loss Counselling MBS80160
Pregnancy Loss Support Group (10 Sessions)** MBS80170
Chronic Disease Management (Mental Health) MBS10956
National Disability Insurance Scheme Not Applicable
* Conditions Apply
** 8-10 participants required
Newstart Concession card holders are bulk billed with no out of pocket expenses. There is a small out of pocket fee of $20.00 for other concession card holders. If you would like Casey Cardinia Counselling to consider 'special consideration' bulk billing please note this on your referral.
How do I refer?
The first step is for you to formulate a Mental Health Care Treatment Plan for your patient. You are eligible to bill Medicare to complete this plan (MBS Item Numbers: 2715 & 2710).
A written referral , along with the mental health care plan, is required by Medicare. Your patient, can then contact our practice or, alternatively the referral can be emailed or faxed directly to our practice, and we will contact your patient to make an appointment time with them.
If you are a psychiatrist a referral only is required by Medicare.