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Psychologist Brisbane Bulk Bill

Before allowing for any rebates from either Medicare or Health Funds, the cost of a one hour consultation is $160. Payment is normally due at the end of the session and may be paid by cash, credit card or EFTPOS. If you are referred with a “GP Mental Health Care Plan” (GPMHCP) or by your Psychiatrist, you will receive $84.80 from Medicare (see Medicare factsheet for further explanation).

We have set our fee structure to balance our costs and not making the cost of therapy prohibitive. This is why our fees are well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). For example APS recommended fee for a one hour session is $235.

Rebates

Private Health Cover

If you have full private health cover for services from a Psychologist, you will receive a rebate from your health fund. As health funds vary in the amount of cover they offer, please check your cover and the rebate offered with your health fund. No referral is required for rebates from health funds. Please note that couple therapy is not covered by Medicare, but you may be able to claim a rebate under your private health fund.

Medicare

As of 2006, the government has introduced a Medicare rebate for specific psychological strategies, and only for certain diagnoses (e.g. Depression; anxiety disorders and a range of other conditions). Eligibility for this rebate is decided by your referring doctor and requires either a referral with a “GP Mental Health Care Plan” (GPMHCP) from your GP requesting focused psychological strategies, or a referral from a Psychiatrist. This referral provides for a rebate for an initial 6 sessions with the option of a further 4 sessions after review by your doctor. Usually up to 10 sessions per calendar year are allowed for. So each year, you may be referred for another 10 sessions if required.

Fees Outlined including Relationship Therapy and Specialised Assessment
Individual Therapy: $160.00 per session

psychologist brisbane bulk bill

Mobile Individual Therapy (We can come to you)” $250.00 per session

Relationship Counselling: $210.00 initial consultation.
Ongoing sessions: $170.00

Specialist Sexual Offending Assessment: $210.00
Sexual Offending Treatment: $170.00 per session

Medicare Rebates are available if you have been referred by a GP, Pediatrician or Psychiatrist. You will need to ask your GP if you are entitled to a Mental Health Care Plan. We will bulk bill if you have a health care card or pension card. If you have private health cover you will need to check with your provider in relation to any rebates you may be eligible for.