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Fees and Rebates

Fees

Before allowing for any rebates from either Medicare or Health Funds, the cost of a 50 minute consultation is $175, Senior Psychologist is $185.00 and Principal Psychologist is $200.00 . 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 $87.45 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. As of 2020 Medicare now allows for an additional 10 sessions. This equals 20 sessions per person per year. Please note Medicare does not offer rebates for couples therapy or assessment.

 

Bulk Billing

Some of our psychologists offer Bulk-Billed sessions between 9-12 pm if you have a concession card. To be bulk-billed you will require a GP MHCP.

 

Relationship Counselling: $210.00 initial consultation.

Ongoing sessions: $200.00