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going to the dentist, doctor and optometrist are all for free (because of medicare) but why do you need to pay for going to a psychologist?
 

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I don't believe going to the dentist or optometrist is covered by medicare? (but covered by private health insurance iirc) - correct me if I am wrong (maybe some services are covered).

In any case, if you need to see a psychologist - you could consider asking your GP for a mental health care plan which entitles you to *I think* free 5 visits to the psychologist.
 

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I went to one before there was like 5 free sessions, but if you want like a more experienced one you have to pay but you do get some money back through Medicare
 

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I don't believe going to the dentist or optometrist is covered by medicare? (but covered by private health insurance iirc) - correct me if I am wrong (maybe some services are covered).

In any case, if you need to see a psychologist - you could consider asking your GP for a mental health care plan which entitles you to *I think* free 5 visits to the psychologist.
optom is covered
 

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I went to one before there was like 5 free sessions, but if you want like a more experienced one you have to pay but you do get some money back through Medicare
Oh so if you've never been to a psychologist/psychiatrist and then tell them you've never been to a psychologist/psychiatrist before and they'll let you have a free session?

If you have private health insurance would going to the psychologist be for free?
 

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Oh so if you've never been to a psychologist/psychiatrist and then tell them you've never been to a psychologist/psychiatrist before and they'll let you have a free session?

If you have private health insurance would going to the psychologist be for free?
Why don't you consider calling one of them to ask about this further? :)
 

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Oh so if you've never been to a psychologist/psychiatrist and then tell them you've never been to a psychologist/psychiatrist before and they'll let you have a free session?

If you have private health insurance would going to the psychologist be for free?
There was some form through my gp that I had to like fill out, there is a waiting list most likely. It still costs something but you don't have to pay the full thing
 

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Pretty sure dentist is paid but medicare gives you $1000 free per year or something, and optometrist is free (or covered by something).
 

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going to the dentist, doctor and optometrist are all for free (because of medicare) but why do you need to pay for going to a psychologist?
Instead of flossing your teeth, psychologists floss your brain. Flossing the brain takes work and most people are not going to do it for free.
 

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