Cancer patients could be eligible for Medicare rebates for mental health care.
This factsheet outlines Medicare’s initiative titled: Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access). It covers what Medicare rebates are available to patients for selected mental health services provided by GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and eligible social workers and occupational therapists.
The factsheet also provides concise information about how to access the program through a referral from a GP.
Have you accessed this rebate? Tell us about it in the comments below. Your unique experiences could help others facing cancer.