Medicare Items Summary
A one-page summary of the process for accessing treatment under the Eating Disorder Plan
1 Nov, 2019
The Eligibility Criteria for these items has been updated on the Federal Register of Legislation, you can read it in full here.
You are eligible if you have a clinical diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. If you have a diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, or Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders your GP will assess a couple of extra eligibility criteria. These include an assessment on the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and criteria relating to medical and mental health severity.
Even if you do not meet the criteria for these items, you may still be able to access treatment under the existing Better Access to Mental Health scheme. Please discuss your eligibility and referral options with your GP.
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