Support can also be provided by specialist mental health Bushfire Recovery Clinicians who are available in bushfire-affected regions across NSW. Medicare has introduced new support for people whose mental health has been affected by the recent bushfire crisis.
If you or your family have been impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires, you can claim rebates for up to 10 psychologist sessions, until 31 December 2021. You do not need a referral from a GP. These sessions are in addition to the 10 psychological therapy sessions that can be accessed with a referral from a GP each year.
For more details, see the Medicare website here. You can also give us a call on (02) 9999 6216 if you have any questions.