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How to find a psychologist?

OSHCstudents – A Mental Health Care Plan means you can see a psychologist for six sessions and some of the cost may be covered by your OSHC. After this, if you need more sessions with a psychologist, and you want OSHC to cover some of the costs, you must get a new Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. A Mental Health Care Plan will cover up to 10 sessions with a psychologist over a 12-month period.


How to find a psychologist

To find a psychologist you can go to the Australian Psychological Society Website.

If you are choosing a psychologist for yourself, bring their name to your GP appointment.

How much does it cost to see a psychologist?

To know the exact costs of seeing a psychologist, follow these steps:

  1. Call the psychologist before you visit to find out how much an appointment will cost.
  2. Contact your OSHC provider (you can do this online) and ask them how much money you can claim back. You will need to pay the gap fee.
  3. When you make your appointment, the psychologist will advise you how to pay. You may have to pay for the appointment upfront, and then make a claim to your OSHC provider afterwards.

More information about seeing a psychologist

For more information about seeing a psychologist contact your OSHC provider or health service at your education provider.

Other ways to get help

Phone Lifeline 24 hours a day on 13 11 14 or chat to them online

If you are aged 25 years or under you can phone headspace on 1800 650 890 or chat online to a health clinician.


You are international students, foreigners arrive to Australia and Australian citizens traveling abroad are looking at OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.


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