Fees, Costs, Rebates and Payments
What Is Our Fee?
The fee for a standard 50-minute individual session is $190.
Concession rates are available for low-income earners, Centrelink recipients or full-time students. The concession fee for a standard 50-minute appointment is $150.
When you make an appointment, you make a commitment to undergo therapy and to attend the appointment reserved for you. If you become ill or if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please give 24 hours notice. This allows us to offer your appointment to another client. A 100% cancellation fee will apply for appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice or if you fail to attend your appointment. Medicare rebates do not apply to cancellation fees.
Payment can be made via cash, credit card or EFTPOS at the time of your appointment.
Medicare Rebates, Bulk-Billing and Gap Charges
Under the Medicare’s ‘Better Access To Mental Health Care‘ scheme, you may be eligible for a rebate for treatment provided by a clinical psychologist. Under this initiative, you receive a rebate of $128.40 when seeing a clinical psychologist. This makes seeing a psychologist more affordable and accessible to all. You pay only the gap between the rebate amount and the standard fee.
You must see your GP or Psychiatrist to check your eligibility for this programme. Your doctor will work with you to create a Medicare mental health plan. The plan enables you to access up to 10 sessions per calendar year. You must bring your referral letter and plan to the first appointment to get the rebate. The Australian Psychological Society has produced a detailed fact sheet about the Medicare rebate, which is available here.
Private Health Funds
Many health funds will allow you to claim a rebate for psychological services. Please check with your health fund about the amount and limits on rebates for psychological treatment.