Finding a mental health practitioner that is right for you is an important part of your treatment and care. Many mental health practitioners will often specialise in particular mental health conditions, age groups or client group.
It is also important to make contact with the practitioner before you have your first appointment to ask about the cost of treatment. Under your Allianz Care Australia OSHC policy, treatment by mental health practitioners is covered at the MBS benefit amount. Often mental health practitioners will charge fees above this amount and any gap fees between the MBS benefit amount and the practitioner’s fee is not covered under your OSHC policy so it is important to choose a practitioner that suits your needs.
You may want to speak with one of the providers in our mental health network to help you make the right choice in finding a suitable practitioner, or use our find a doctor tool to locate a mental health practitioner near you.