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Better Access Initiative- GP Mental Health Care Plan

About

The Better Access Initative gives Medicare rebates to help people with a medicare card access mental health professionals and care, regardless of where they live. Eligible people can receive up to 10 individual and up to 10 group allied mental health services each year. People experiencing severe or enduring mental health impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic can access an extra 10 sessions.


Available to
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • Carers
  • Children (<12)
  • Ex-prisoners
  • LGBTIQA+
  • Men
  • Multicultural community
  • NDIS participants
  • Older persons
  • People living with a disability
  • Rural/farming community
  • Women
  • Young people (12+)
For GP use: IAR Level of Care
  • Moderate intensity
  • High intensity
Areas serviced
  • Blue Mountains
  • Hawkesbury
  • Lithgow
  • Penrith
Is there a cost?
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Is a Referral needed?
Yes
Do I need to book?
Yes
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Opening hours
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Services provided
  • In person
  • Over the phone

In home service
  • No
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