Almost all private health funds include mental health services in their policy extras, so it's important to check your policy to ensure it's included in your cover. You can often check this by visiting their website or giving them a call.
Once you've confirmed it is, then you can book either a counsellor, social worker, psychotherapist or psychologist as long as they are an approved provider. For a therapist to become an approved provider they must meet specific criteria set out by your health fund, which often includes specifics around qualifications and experience. This ensures that you are booking a pre-vetted and qualified mental health practitioner.
Many people opt to book with a counsellor or psychotherapist as the wait times can be a lot shorter than psychologists, who are in high demand due to the Medicare rebates. If you are unsure of the difference between the two types of therapists, then take a look at our helpful article that explains the differences between each.
We've made it easy for you to find and book a therapist that is already approved for your specific health fund. Simply select your insurance provider below to see the available therapists.
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When booking with an approved therapist you will need to pay for the session upfront. Once the booking has been confirmed you'll be provided with an invoice that is tailored to your specific health provider. You can then send this invoice to your health insurer (or upload it via their website) to claim back your rebate.
We know claiming your Bupa rebate is difficult so we have prepared a guide to Bupa claims. We have made it easy to claim your Bupa rebate for mental health services and easy to see your Bupa approved therapist.
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