Bushfire victims to get MBS psych sessions without GP referral

The move is part of the government's mental health response

Patients affected by bushfires will be able to claim up to 10 MBS-funded psychological treatment sessions a year without a GP referral, under the Federal Government’s response to the ongoing crisis.

Batemans Bay
People in Batemans Bay evacuated to the coastline amid the fire threat. Photo: RFS

The aim is to address the mental health effects of the unprecedented bushfire season — now being dubbed the Black