The Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program provides free psychological services to people with diagnosed mental illnesses, who would otherwise not be able to afford treatment.
Through ATAPS, GPs can refer you to a range of Allied Health Professionals including:
mental health nurses
Once referred into ATAPS you can expect six free sessions which may be extended to twelve upon review from your GP.
People of any age can receive services under ATAPS.
Eligibility is determined by your GP.
For more information on ATAPS:
Speak to your GP or
Tel: 1300 782 391
Australian Psychological Society fact sheet on Medicare rebates for mental health services provided by psychologists: