Private Health Funds

A key part of PACFA's advocacy has been successfully negotiating agreements with some of Australia's largest health funds, who recognise the high level of skill that PACFA members hold. This means more Australians are able to access affordable mental health care.

If you have a client who holds Private Health Insurance with extras cover, they may be able to claim benefits for counselling and psychotherapy services provided by you. Your client will need to check with their health fund as to whether they are eligible for rebates.

Currently, PACFA have agreements with Medibank, ahm, Bupa, and ARHG (encompassing St Luke's Health, Phoenix Health, CUA, Police Health, and Emergency Services Health).

PACFA members have had success in the past directly approaching Doctors Health Fund and Grand United to apply for provider registration, however PACFA does not hold a specific agreement with either of these funds.

Health Fund information (including application form and eligibility criteria)  FAQs for existing providers and new applicants
Bupa   Bupa FAQs 
Medibank   Medibank and ahm FAQs 
ahm   Medibank and ahm FAQs 
ARHG health funds (5 funds total)  ARHG FAQs 


Before applying for a provider number please read the Private Health Fund Policy.