Mental Health Services
How does this work?
Melanie is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Where a referral letter and Mental Health Treatment Plan have been completed by your GP and provided by either email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 02 6013 9211, your sessions will be bulkbilled to Medicare. After 6 sessions, you will need to return to your GP for a review of your Mental Health Treatment Plan, and a new referral letter if you wish to continue with sessions. This will entitle you to a further 4 sessions. You are entitled to 10 bulkbilled sessions per calendar year. After this a fee for service will apply of $130 per session. If you have private health insurance, discuss with your insurer to determine if you are covered for psychological services with an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. For reports, letters, or other services other than those required by Medicare, there is an hourly fee, please contact to discuss.
Details associated with Treatment Plans
Mental Health Treatment Plan – patients receive a maximum of
10 consultations per calendar year plus 10 group sessions per year;
EPC Chronic Disease Plan – patients receive 5 consultations per calendar year.
Some people may require more than the number of consultations associated with their plan.
A copy of your referral and your mental health treatment plan by your GP must be received by Phoenix Wings Wellness by either email to email@example.com, or by fax to 02 6013 9211. Once this is received, we will contact you to arrange an appointment. We will attempt contact three times, by phone call and text. If there is no contact, we will send your referrer a letter to advise of this.
Fee for Service
Not all people requesting our services are eligible for referrals under the plans listed above, or are unable to obtain a referral. These and all other services attract a fee for service.
All counselling and therapy sessions :- $130/hour
If there is a difficulty covering these fees please phone to discuss payment options.