Fees and Referrals

This is a private psychology practice. The standard consultation fee is $182.40 or $148.40 for concession card holders/low income.  This fee sits below the Australian Psychological Society recommended fee for 2020-2021 of $260.00 per consultation.

Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment. This will enable you to claim a portion of your fees from Medicare. 

A GP referral letter and Mental Health Care Plan are required. Please make an appointment with your GP to discuss your

eligibility for this. 

 

If you have a GP Mental Health Plan, Medicare can reimburse you up to $129.55 per consultation for 10 sessions per calendar year and an additional 10 under COVID 10 sessions scheme.

 

With a plan the out-of-pocket expenses:

  • $182.40 (with rebate gap is $52.85) full fee

  • $148.40 (with rebate gap is $18.85) concession card/low income

 

The full amount is required to be paid upfront and the rebate can be subsequently claimed from Medicare. All fees are payable at time of consultation. An Eftpos machine will available to assist with claiming the rebate for face to face consultations.  

Alternatively, a proportion of your fees may be redeemable from your private health insurance. Please contact your insurer to find out how much you can claim. The fees will need to be paid in full and then claimed subsequent to your consultation with your provider. 

 

A cancellation fee of $50 is charged for non-attendance or cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice. 

 

Referral letters and plans can either be faxed on 03 84144090 and are required prior to any appointments. If fax is not an option please contact 0407770773.  Any enquires about fees and referrals are welcome so please feel free to contact us with any queries.