For services to be bulk billed, you will need a Mental Health Care Plan from your doctor. When bulk billing for services are rendered, the counsellor receives direct payment from Medicare for the service provided to the client. The counsellor cannot make any additional charge for a service if it has been bulk billed, and will receive the relevant Medicare rebate or ‘benefit’ from Medicare Australia for the service provided. This means that the client will not have an out of pocket expense for the psychological service they will receive.
Please discuss your individual circumstances with one of our intake counsellors at Life Supports to confirm that you are eligible to be bulk billed 1300 735 030.