1. Do I need a Referral?
A referral from your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician is required if a) you qualify for a Mental Health Care Plan and b) wish to receive a rebate from Medicare for each session ($124.50 per consult). However, for a non-medicare session a referral is not required. You may be eligible for a rebate through your private health insurance depending on your premium for a privately paid consultation.
2. How long is each session and is the information discussed confidential?
Sessions are approximately 50-55 minutes long. What is said in sessions remains completely confidential unless a) you are at risk of harming yourself or someone else or b) the notes are subpoenaed by a court.
3. How many sessions am I entitled to?
If you qualify for a Mental Health Care Plan developed by your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician (under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme), you are eligible for a total of 10 sessions per calendar year. Each of these sessions currently attracts a medicare rebate of $124.50.
After the first six sessions of the calendar year you will need to have a review with your GP to be granted the remaining four sessions for the year.
4. How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment, please contact Dr Keogh’s (virtual) reception on (02) 9692 9788.
5. What are your hours of operation?
Dr Keogh is available for consultation during the day and evenings (after hours appointments available Tuesday to Friday).