Private Health Funds Rebates

Last Updated 04/04/2018

Doctors’ Health Fund

Rebates for counselling or psychotherapy are available to Doctors’ Health Fund members. Claims can be made for Mental Health Services of $100 per visit up to a maximum of $600 per year. The Fund emphases the ability of members to choose their preferred provider. Rebates are therefore available for services provided by registered psychotherapists or counsellors in private practice.

 

Medibank Private

Rebates for counselling are available to Medibank Private members with policies with the package bonus feature. The following Medibank Private products include package bonuses that can be used for counselling:

  • Family Essentials

  • Family Comprehensive

  •  PremierPlus, AdvantagePlus, Smartplus, HealthyPlus or their VIP corporate equivalents.

Existing customers with these policies can continue to access these benefits, however these policies are no longer available for purchase by new customers.

Australian Unity

Rebates for counselling for Australian Unity members with the following policies:

  • Life Choice – 80% of the cost up to a maximum of $200 per person, or $500 for a family policy

  • Life Choice Plus – 80% of the cost up to a maximum of $400 for an individual or $400 for each person in a family policy

Existing customers with these policies can continue to access these benefits, however these policies are no longer available for purchase by new customers.

Members with these policies can claim the benefit for counselling under the health management services provision of their policy if they have a letter from a GP identifying what the condition is and the treatment recommended (i.e. counselling).

CBHS Health Fund

Rebates available for services provided by psychotherapists (but not counsellors). Membership is only for current and former employees, contractors and franchisees of the Commonwealth Bank and eligible family members.

 

Defence Health Fund has advised they cannot extend rebates to us. This is a change as PACFA understands that, in the past, rebates were available from this fund. The reason provided was that they now align with Department of Veterans’ Affairs which only recognises registered psychologists to provide services to members of the Australian Defence Force and the wider defence community. Mildura Health, HCF, GU Health and St Lukes Health have advised PACFA they are reviewing the submission and we hope to enter dialogue with them soon.

 

 

If you have any more questions, please contact us or your Health Private Fund

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