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.