What you need to know before you can book
You will need to get a GP Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan (Plan) before you can book an appointment with your chosen psychologist.
We can help you get a referral and Plan. The steps are:
Complete a 10 minute online Mental Health Consultation questionnaire to share details on what support you are looking for
Schedule a 20 minute bulk billed video appointment with a someone.health GP (a link will be provided after you have completed the questionnaire)
Attend your scheduled GP appointment for final assessment and preparation of your Plan
Commonly Asked Questions
For many people this will be the first time you’ve spoken about your mental health to a GP. Here’s some answers to questions you may have.
How much does a GP Referral & MHCP cost?
Appointments with our someone.health GPs are bulk billed, so there are no out of pocket costs.
This service is only available for people who have not already had a GP prepare a MHCP in the last 12 months. If you have had a GP prepare a MHCP in the last 12 months, you are not eligible for another bulk billed service and the rate of $94.65 will apply.
What will the GP ask me?
Your GP will ask about the answers you’ve provided in your questionnaire to give them an idea of the scope of your concerns and allow them to provide you with an appropriate referral.
How long will it take to get a MHCP?
It will take around 20 minutes to prepare your Mental Health Care Plan. If you’re seeing your regular GP, it may be much quicker.
If you’re seeing our someone.health GP you’ll need to complete a detailed questionnaire beforehand which allows the appointment to focus on what is important to you, rather than filling out forms.
How long do I have to use my MHCP?
Your Mental Health Care Plan will give you access to up to 20 psychologist sessions within a 12 month period.
What does a MHCP look like?
Your Mental Health Care Plan will end up looking like this and it will be shared with your psychologist. It’s the way your GP and psychologist keep each other in the loop.