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Eligibility requirements to receive Mental Health Services via Better Access to Mental Health


Allied mental health Medicare services can only be provided to individuals with ‘an assessed mental disorder’ who have been referred by a GP, a psychiatrist, from an eligible Medicare service. Mental disorder is a term used to describe a range of clinically diagnosable disorders that significantly interfere with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social functioning.


It is the responsibility of the referring GP to determine that the client is eligible, and that his/her condition would benefit from a mental health care plan and would also benefit from allied mental health services.

List  of Diagnosable Mental Disorders

  • Chronic psychotic disorders

  • Eating disorders,

  • Acute psychotic disorders

  • Panic disorder Schizophrenia

  • Alcohol use disorders

  • Bipolar disorder

  •  Drug use disorders

  • Phobic disorder

  • Mixed anxiety and depression

  • Generalised anxiety disorder

  • Dissociative (conversion) disorder

  • Adjustment disorder

  • Neurasthenia

  • Unexplained somatic complaints

  • Sleep problems

  • Depression

  • Hyperkinetic (attention deficit) disorder

  • Sexual disorders

  • Enuresis (non-organic)

  • Conduct disorder

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Bereavement disorder

  • Mental disorder, not otherwise specified

How do Residents get referred to Grow Wellbeing Mental Health Services?


A GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (GPMHTP), also known simply as a GP mental health plan, is provided by your GP under Medicare and enables the Resident to access Medicare rebate mental health care services (free of charge). Grow Wellbeing assists the GP by completing an initial screening process of all Residents at your Facility. Once this screening process is complete one GP Mental Health Plan per Resident is placed within the GP’s communication book. 


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