Medicare Rebates

At last – treatment for bedwetting and issues related to toileting can be claimed on Medicare!

Download: What to take to your GP (PDF)

Note: Children with toilet training difficulties usually have anxiety (parents definitely do have anxiety!)

Here’s what has to happen:

See your GP and ask for a referral to a psychologist based on a GP Mental Health Care Plan (item 2710)

You may be eligible for up to 10 sessions of individual psychological counseling per year (Please note: A gap may be charged by your psychologist.)

No child should have to endure the emotional and psychological effects that prolonged bedwetting can cause.

Finally, Enuresis (Bedwetting) is recognised as a serious health issue for children and adolescents that can be treated effectively by a psychologist and claimed through Medicare.

Under the new Medicare Health Care Scheme, patients managed by a GP under a GP Health Care Plan may be eligible for psychology services. Enuresis is included under the medicare items for Mental Disorders and at our Boss of the Bladder Clinic we are the specialist psychologists experienced in treating Enuresis, along with faecal incontinence (poos in pants) and other behavioural-related toileting issues.

We provide a personalised program for children from the ages of 5 through to adolescence to help them achieve permanent dryness at night and/or during the day. Our program is original in its approach to coaching children and adolescents to become permanently dry.
It promotes confidence in children and parents through learning the facts from Dr Janet Hall’s book, “How You Can Be Boss of the Bladder”, being on the Boss of the Bladder Program and having hypnosis with Dr Jan.

Advice and coaching for issues such as bedwetting (enuresis) can be claimed on Medicare

What makes you eligible?
Problems which significantly interfere with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities.

Children with toileting problems usually suffer from anxiety, which usually causes anxiety in their parents too!

These include:
– Enuresis – non-organic (BEDWETTING)
– Bipolar disorder
– Phobic disorder
– Generalised anxiety disorder
– Adjustment disorder
– Unexplained somatic complaints
– Depression
– Conduct disorder
– Bereavement disorder
– Post-traumatic stress disorder
– Eating disorders
– Panic disorder
– Mixed anxiety and depression
– Sleep problems
– Hyperkinetic (attention deficit) disorder
– Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
– Mental disorder, not otherwise specified
– Sexual difficulties

Download: What to take to your GP (PDF)

Any questions: Phone Rebecca Gilmour on 03 9419 3010