What rebates do Police & Emergency Services Health Funds offer?
Police Health and Emergency Services Health have recently made significant changes to the way their mental health extras benefits are structured, in order to provide their members with greater choice and more flexible rebate arrangements. From 1 April, members of both funds will be able to choose Counselling or Psychology rebates up to a combined annual maximum of $850 per person. Both funds will also allow their members to access any unused annual maximum from the previous year.
The benefits and ease of access to counselling services being offered by both Police Health and Emergency Services Health is impressive and all eligible PACFA Registrants are encouraged to apply to become providers.
Who is eligible to become a Police & Emergency Services Health Funds provider?
To be eligible to provide services under Police Health and Emergency Services Health, you need to hold PACFA Clinical registration and meet the qualification requirements for the two health funds:
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 a Police & Emergency Services Health Provider Number you must also:
be in private practice
hold a current Senior First Aid certificate from 1 January 2021.
hold current indemnity insurance
maintain your PACFA registration
Are there special measures in place for Police & Emergency Services Health funds due to COVID-19?
Yes. There are special measures for the provision of services via Telehealth due to COVID-19, and Police & Emergency Services Health funds have also waived the requirement to hold a current First Aid Certificate until 31st December 2020. This requirement will come back into force from 1st January 2021, so PACFA members should prepare to undertake the qualification in order to retain provider currency. For further information on the special measures in place, go to Police & Emergency Services Health Funds FAQs.
For full details on becoming a Police & Emergency Services Health Funds provider, please read the Police & Emergency Services Health Guidelines for Counselling Services – PACFA and make sure to read PACFA’s Police & Emergency Services Health Funds FAQs
Apply to become a Police & Emergency Services Health Funds provider
PACFA Members can apply to become providers with Police & Emergency Service Health 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 a Police & Emergency Service Health provider, please email our Membership Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the PACFA Office on (03) 9486 3077.