Better access to mental health care services

Find out more about mental health services for patients under the Better Access initiative.

We’ve developed an education guide so you can find out more about the Better Access initiative. The new guide has:

  • information on which MBS item numbers are eligible, how often they can be claimed and any restrictions
  • quick reference tables, and
  • a case study explaining services and the different pathways available for eligible patients

The Better Access initiative is available to patients for some mental health services. The services must be provided by:

  • general practitioners (GPs)
  • psychiatrists
  • clinical and registered psychologists
  • eligible social workers, or
  • occupational therapists

Next steps

Page last updated: 7 March 2017

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