Mental Health Plan
The Mental Health Plan (MHP) is a Medicare-rebated funding program for people who have mental health conditions (anxiety, depression etc.)
It consists of up to 10 rebates per calendar year for Occupational Therapy and Psychology services. An extension of 4 further sessions can be applied for by your Psychologist or Occupational Therapist in extreme circumstances.
You or your child may be eligible for this funding package if you or your child have a mental health condition or a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum, Anxiety Disorder or ADD / ADHD and if this condition is being managed by your GP or Mental Health Provider.
You will need to visit your GP or Mental Health Provider to discuss eligibility. Once deemed eligible, your GP will complete paperwork which they will either give to you to bring into KidAbilities OT.
You are then entitled to claim under this program provided your GP has registered your plan with Medicare.
Sessions are paid for as usual but you take your receipt to Medicare for the rebate. You are not able to pay for MHP-funded sessions through your Private Health fund.
There may be other funding options available for children who do not meet the criteria for this funding package listed here on our site.