Who are ARHG?
The Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG) represent a number of smaller, regional health funds. The funds currently offering rebates for counselling and psychotherapy are St Luke's Health, Police Health, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health and CUA Health. The rebates available will depend on the individual health funds.
Who is eligible to become an ARHG Funds provider?
To be eligible to provide services under ARHG, you need to hold PACFA Clinical registration and meet the qualification requirements:
- Hold a qualification specifically in counselling or psychotherapy that is accredited at AQF level 7 to 9; or
- Hold an equivalent training for members with advanced professional standing (members who trained more than 15 years ago, and have at least 10 years experience).
Both Counsellors and psychotherapists are eligible to become providers.
What else will I need to apply?
For PACFA Registrants who meet the above criteria, to request an ARHG Provider Number you must also:
- be in private practice;
- hold a current Provide First Aid (HLTAID003/011) certificate;
- hold current indemnity insurance;
- maintain your PACFA registration.
Are there special measures in place due to COVID-19?
Yes, there are special measures for the provision of services via Telehealth due to COVID-19.
Apply to become an ARHG provider
PACFA Members can apply to become providers with ARHG and a range of other Private Health funds online by completing the PACFA Private Health Fund Provider Number Application.
If you have any further questions about becoming an ARHG provider, please email our Membership Team (email@example.com) or call the PACFA Office on (03) 9486 3077.
For full details on becoming a Police & Emergency Services Health Funds provider, please read PACFA’s ARHG FAQ's.