Medicare – Mental Health items

The Department of Health: Better Access to mental health: fact sheet for professionals 

World Health Organization. (‎1996)‎. Diagnostic and management guidelines for mental disorders in primary care : ICD-10. Chapter 5, Primary care version. World Health Organization.

 please note: “Dementia, delirium, tobacco use disorder and mental retardation are not regarded as mental disorders for the purposes of the GP Mental Health Treatment items.” reference:

Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN)

Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) benefits caps

Medicare Safety Net arrangements

Medicare BushFire Items

Mental Health services for Bush Fire response – 10 additional sessions per year, nil referral or diagnosis required. 


Last updated 17th March 2020.