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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Do I need a referral to see a psychologist?

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    I have been thinking about starting sessions with a psychologist, do I need a referral?
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    Naomi Rose

    Psychologist

    Naomi Rose is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia & AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has … View Profile

    No, you do not but then you will not receive any rebates. You will be paying for the session fees.

  • Mark Hutchens

    Psychologist, Psychotherapist

    My goal is to help clients understand and care for themselves, achieve improved mental, emotional health, and realise more of their desired life. Treating the … View Profile

    A referral is not needed to engage in a therapy session. In these cases, you may be eligible for a rebate from your private health insurance based on your plan and coverage. However, you will not qualify for a Medicare rebate.

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