The GP mental health treatment plan

This involves you and your GP discussing your medical history, lifestyle and social situation to better understand why you feel the way you do.


The GP mental health treatment plan is tailored to your needs, to find the treatment that is right for you, check your progress and to help you reach your goals.


Your GP can give you advice and work with you to decide the approach that will suit you best, to improve your mental health.


Your GP may refer you to a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health professional, depending on your needs.


Your GP will probably ask you to return for a review of your mental health plan to ensure you are getting the help you need.

 

How can Medicare help you?

If you have a GP mental health treatment plan your GP may refer you for Medicare-subsidised sessions with a psychologist, social worker or occupational therapist.

You may receive up to 12 sessions of individual therapy in a calender year. An additional six sessions may be available in exceptional circumstances.

For more information - talk to your Doctor.