Website update! Support and services for dementia can still be found on this website.
It has recently been updated to include services and resources to support healthy ageing.

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Medicare services

Medicare has a benefits scheme in place to help you pay for some of your mental healthcare appointments. Here are some resources to help you navigate and understand what services are covered by Medicare.

Mental healthcare and Medicare

A webpage providing information about the mental healthcare you can access under Medicare. This includes how to make a mental health treatment plan with your GP, so you receive Medicare rebates for a certain number of your psychologist appointments.

Mental healthcare plans

A pathway for your GP to refer you to mental health professionals, such as psychologists and social workers, that allows you to access Medicare rebates for up to 20 appointments in a calendar year. Costs for the care plan depends on your GP’s billing schedule.

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Online

An online resource posting all MBS updates, so you can keep up with any changes.

Better Access initiative

An initiative helping people access mental health professionals using Medicare rebates.

Medical Costs Finder

A search tool to help you find cost information for a range of specialist medical services in Australia. Scroll, click ‘Start now’ and answer the survey questions so it can find accurate information about the service you need.

Brisbane MIND program

A program providing vulnerable and disadvantaged communities with better access to mental health support and GPs with more patient referral options.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) healthcare cards

A website with information on the healthcare cards that are accessible to veterans and their families. You may be eligible for free or reduced-cost health care and support, as well as discounts on medications, transportation, water bills and power bills.

Medicare services

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.