Patients/clients of Leah come from a variety of referral sources and are covered under a variety of funding arrangements. This includes but is not limited to the following:
General Practitioners (GP) – particularly under a GP Mental Health Care Plan (where you are entitled to a rebate under Medicare – see section below called Medicare.
At present the Medicare system enables patient to obtain a rebate for ten sessions per calendar year (January to December each year). You can have more than ten sessions, however, Medicare will not provide a rebate (you may be able to claim under your private health).
To obtain a plan and the subsequent rebate you must see a GP before your first session. When arranging an appointment to see a GP for a mental health care plan it is recommended you advise the receptionist when making the booking that you are seeking this plan as they may require you to book a longer consultation or multiple consultations.
Leah charges a gap fee that is $40-70 above the Medicare fee (which is $126.50). For clients who are health care card holders or are financially disadvantaged, there is a concession fee. If you have further concerns, please discuss at the first session with Leah.
Employee Assistance programs
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Insurance companies (including motor vehicle and CTP)
Victims of Crime (statewide),
NDIS (plan managed participants)
Rebates are available with most private health insurers. However, you cannot claim a further rebate if you have already claimed with Medicare. The private health option is usually if the patient requires further sessions.
The rebate is usually between $30 to $70, and for a limited number of sessions. It is recommended you contact your insurer to check your level of cover and the rebate.
There have been changes due to COVID-19 and you may be eligible for a higher rebate - please check with your private health insurer.