Do I need a doctor referral?
The simple answer is NO, you do not always need a doctor referral to see a psychologist or family therapist. Anyone can book an appointment to see our psychologist & child play therapists.
Often doctors will refer you to counselling because they have determined your needs require more specialised and lengthy care.
There are some schemes available such as the Medicare Rebate, MedicarePlus and Allied Health Initiative that offer financial support for counselling, that do require a doctor referral.
In this case your G.P will discuss this process with you.