Better Access


Better Access is a Medicare rebated program available to those who are able to pay a gap fee for psychological support. APMHA HealthCare has a network of Better Access eligible clinicians available for patients who may not qualify for other subsidised programs such as PTS/PSS. APMHA HealthCare clinicians tend work across funded programs to ensure they can offer the most appropriate services and tailor their response to your needs.

The purpose of the Better Access initiative is to improve treatment and management of mental illness within the community. The Better Access initiative is increasing community access to mental health professionals and team-based mental health care, with general practitioners encouraged to work more closely and collaboratively with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, registered psychologists and appropriately trained social workers and occupational therapists.

Australian Government, Department of Health website, 2015

Click here to find out more about the Better Access program.