Are Counsellors covered by Medicare and Private Health Insurance?

Not all Counsellors are covered by Medicare.

Medicare rebates are available to cover the cost of some eligible counselling services. It is likely to be capped at 10 sessions per year.

To be eligible to claim a rebate from Medicare, you will need a referral from your doctor. Your counsellor will need to have a Medicare provider number.

Your private health fund may also offer a rebate. The exact amount of the rebate will depend on your level of cover. Contact your private health fund for more information.