Eligibility for Medicare Rebates
Psychiatry, psychology and other medical specialist GLOW Care are eligible for a Medicare rebate.
A valid referral from a medical practitioner, such as your GP or Obstetrician, is necessary to support your eligibility.
Medicare rebates for psychology services are limited to a defined number per year ― generally 10 individual sessions. You can continue seeing your GLOW Psychologist beyond the defined number of sessions, however your Medicare rebate will no longer be applicable.
Eligibility for Medicare Safety Net Program
You may be entitled to further rebates via the Medicare Safety Net Program. If your non-hospital out of pocket medical costs reach Medicare’s defined threshold each calendar year, it is worth looking in to.
For 2019, the threshold is $2,133.00 for general family Medicare cardholders; and $680.70 for concession cardholders and families eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A. Visit Medicare Safety Net for the most up to date information.
Once you have reached the current threshold, Medicare will pay 80% of out of pocket expenses (or gap payments) for the remainder of the year.
If you have been receiving private obstetric care, IVF or regular psychiatry or psychology care, you may have already reached this threshold.
Individuals are automatically registered for The Medicare Safety Net. Families and couples need to register each year.
Private health insurance and GLOW care consultations
Private health insurance is not necessary to receive GLOW Care. Medicare will provide a rebate for most of GLOW Clinic’s perinatal health and wellbeing services.
If you do have private insurance you may be entitled to a rebate for GLOW care services such as psychology, nutrition, physiotherapy and massage.
Please check with your private health insurer.