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How many sessions with a psychologist am I entitled to?

Eligible clients can generally receive a referral for up to 10 individual sessions (a first set of 6 sessions and a second set of 4 sessions) per calendar year.

After the first course of 6 sessions (GP Medicare Item 2710) the referring doctor must receive a report from the psychologist allowing the doctor to review the client in light of the report before approving a second course of treatment (GP Mental Health Review Item 2712). This item must be lodged with Medicare before any subsequent psychological services can be claimed.

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