If you have been affected by bushfires, you can receive Medicare rebates for up to 10 face-to-face or telehealth mental health treatment services through eligible GPs, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers.
You do not need a GP referral, diagnosed mental illness or mental health treatment plan to access these sessions.
Rebates are available from 17 January 2020 to 31 December 2021.
Bushfire Recovery Clinicians
You can get support from specialist mental health Bushfire Recovery Clinicians. They work with GPs and community and welfare agencies to provide direct care.