A Mental Health Treatment Plan (previously known as a ‘mental health care plan’) is a plan for people with a mental health disorder. If you have mental health issues, your doctor can write a plan for you.

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is available to you if you have a mental health disorder diagnosed by a doctor. Visit your doctor who will assess whether you have a mental health disorder and will benefit from a Mental Health Treatment Plan.

Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.

Whether a patient is eligible for CDM services is a clinical judgement for the GP, taking into account the patient’s medical condition and care needs, as well as the general guidance set out in the MBS.

Patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs and are being managed by their GP under a GP Management Plan (item 721) and Team Care Arrangements (item 723) are eligible for Medicare rebates for certain allied health services on referral from their GP.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian, and participating state and territory governments. The main component of the NDIS is individualised packages of support to eligible people with disability.

Some private health insurance funds provide rebates for psychology and/or counselling services, depending on whether you have an eligible policy and level of cover. Rebates are, dependent on your policy. Many of our therapists are registered with various private health insurers.

Workers Compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment. The Health Hub can offer therapy for Workcover cases.

An employee assistance program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely affecting the employee’s performance. Workplaces who have an EAP program may provide funding of therapy for employees. Employees should contact their workplace to discuss this funding option.

The Psychological Therapies Program can provide funding to  people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and have barriers in accessing mainstream treatment options. Successful applicants  are able to access a number of defined therapy sessions delivered by an approved mental health clinician. The program delivers evidence-based, short term psychological interventions to individuals with a diagnosable mild to moderate mental illness or people who have attempted or are at risk of suicide or self-harm.

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Victims assist QLD is an agency of the QLD Government Department of Justice that can provide financial assistance to victims of crime and domestic violence. Help may be available for the primary victim of an act of violence, as well as some secondary victims and witnesses. Counselling services are a claimable expense that can be applied for through Victims Assist.

The Health Hub has clinicians who are registered providers of Open Arms – Veterans and Family Counselling. Open Arms–Veterans and Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is for Australian veterans and their families, as well as some reservists and peacekeepers. To access counselling and services.

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