Referral to a Psychiatrist

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required to see a psychiatrist and is valid for twelve months.

> Referrals are required to claim the Medicare rebate for each appointment.

TheKingfisherRooms Referral to a Psychiatrist> After 12 months patients are required to get a new referral from their GP to continue to claim their Medicare rebate.

> Where the referral originates from a specialist such as a paediatrician, psychiatrist or neurologist to a specialist medical doctor such as a psychiatrist, the referral is valid for 3 months. After this time a new referral will be required.