Fees

Our fee for a standard 45- to 60-minute consultation is $180.00. The Australian Psychological Society has set the standard 45- to 60-minute consultation fee at $251.


Our Psychologists are registered with Medicare Australia and Private Health Funds, enabling rebates to be accessed. To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, clients are required to present a referral from a GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist with a current Mental Health Care Plan. Download the Medicare Information for Clients Fact Sheet.


Eligible clients can generally receive:


Up to 10 individual services in a calendar year. Your referring doctor will assess your progress after the first six sessions.


Up to 10 group therapy services in a calendar year where such services are available and seen as appropriate by your referring doctor and the psychologist.

Concessions

Concession rates may be offered to people who have a Centrelink Concession Card. Please contact us for further information.


Assessments and Reports


Fees for assessments and reports vary depending on the nature of the services. Please call our office to discuss your specific needs.

Cancellation Policy

In consideration of other people who are waiting for appointments, if you need to change or cancel your appointment, we kindly ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice for day time appointments and 48 hours for evening and Saturday appointments, otherwise a fee may apply.

Rebates

Medicare and Psychology


On 1 November 2006, the Australian Government introduced new Medicare items for psychological treatment by registered psychologists. In order to receive a Medicare rebate, you must be referred to a psychologist by an appropriate medical practitioner (GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician). The doctor must first make an assessment that you need the services of a psychologist.


Medicare and Telehealth sessions

The Australian Government recognises the potential benefit of Telehealth to deliver mental health services, especially to people in rural and remote areas.

On 1 November 2017, the Better Access initiative was expanded to include Telehealth consultations to improve access to mental health services for people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

A Telehealth service is a psychological therapy service that is delivered via video conference where both a visual and audio link has been established between a patient and their treating allied health professional. Telehealth services can be delivered by psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists that are registered with Medicare.

For more information visit: The Department of Health


During COVID-19 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we understand that, for many, this time will bring increased worry and stress.

We are pleased that the government has made it possible for you to access our services through Telehealth during COVID-19. If you are on a GP Mental Health Care Plan you can still have your appointments, via telephone or video facilities. We are also able to provide video and telephone appointments if you have private health insurance.

Eligible clients can generally receive:

Up to 10 individual services in a calendar year. Your referring doctor will assess your progress after the first six sessions.


Up to 10 group therapy services in a calendar year where such services are available and seen as appropriate by your referring doctor and the psychologist.

Medicare Easyclaim

For your convenience, we have the Medicare Easyclaim facility at our office.


How does Medicare Easyclaim work?


Step 1:


Full payment is required at the consultation. After you pay for your consultation (using cash, credit card or EFTPOS), your Medicare card is swiped through our EFTPOS terminal.


Step 2:


We enter the claim details through the EFTPOS keypad which is sent to Medicare Australia.


The claim is checked and approval is sent back a few seconds later. You then swipe your EFTPOS card, enter your PIN and your rebate is paid into your nominated cheque or savings account almost immediately.


Important: Medicare rebates can only be deposited into cheque or savings accounts, even if you used a credit card to pay for your consultation.


Step 3:


Get your rebate almost immediately, no need for a trip to a Medicare office.

Private Health Funds

For private health clients, we have the convenience of HICAPS. With HICAPS you no longer have to make a separate trip to your private health fund branch to lodge your claim or send your claim via the post. The claim is finalised on the spot immediately after your consultation. So there is no need to pay the full consultation fee up-front then wait for the reimbursements of your benefit.