Guide to Better Access initiative for patients with mental illness

25 Jan 2018

GPs with patients requiring treatment and management of mental illness will be interested in updated information on the Better Access to mental health care initiative, which is now available from the Department of Human Services.

This material provides guidance on giving patients access to mental health practitioners through Medicare, helping GPs fulfil their requirements in treating or referring patients.

The education guide includes information on:

  • GP services and how often these services can be claimed
  • Information for referred mental health services
  • Tips on how to manage claiming and billing
  • Information on patient eligibility for allied health services

The education guide for the Better Access initiative can be accessed here.