Fees for standard sessions start at $260 before any rebates (APS recommended rates for Clinical Psychologists is $300). For example, if you are eligible for a Medicare rebate ($137.05 with a valid referral and MHCP), your out of pocket expenses would ultimately be $122.95.
If you wish to claim a Medicare rebate for your consultation, a referral from your GP is required. If you plan to pay privately or use private health insurance for your treatment, you do not need a referral.
To be eligible for Medicare rebates, you must have a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), provided by your GP or specialist. Prior to your first session with us, you will need to see your GP or specialist who will work with you to develop a MHCP. You will need to provide us with a copy of your referral and MHCP before your first session.
A MHCP provides access to Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual psychology sessions per calendar year. After your first 6 sessions you will need to return to your GP to review your progress, after which they can provide a re-referral for an additional 4 sessions, if required.
As of 01/7/2023 the Medicare rebate for a standard consultation with a clinical psychologist is $136.35.
Private Health Insurance
Private Health Insurance may provide you with rebates for psychology services. Please check your level of cover with your provider. You do not need a referral to claim private health insurance.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
While we are not a registered NDIS provider, we are able to see NDIS participants who are either plan or self-managed.
In consideration of other clients who are waiting for appointment times, please provide at least 72hrs notice for all cancellations or rescheduling. Less than 72hrs notice will be incur a late cancellation fee of $100, which increases to $150 if less than 48hrs notice is provided. Clients who do not attend their appointment or who contact the office to cancel or reschedule within 24hrs of their appointment will be charged the full applicable session fee. This fee is a subsidy for the time that has been set aside for you. Medicare and Private Health Fund Rebates do not apply to cancelled or missed appointments