Since November 2006, psychology services have attracted a Medicare payment. In order to access this payment a mental health care plan must be completed by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. This plan allows you to receive Medicare rebates for six sessions. After six sessions the referring doctor must complete a review. In exceptional circumstances, they can request an additional four sessions to be rebated through Medicare. Due to recent Federal budget changes, sessions are capped at ten visits per calendar year. However, a new referral can be considered for the next calendar year.