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Fees and Rebates

The standard fee for a 50-minute consultation with our Psychologists is $185 which leaves approx. $97 gap with a Medicare rebate. The fee for our Provisional Psychologists is $95 (no rebates apply). Our fees remains below the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee of $251.

Our hypnotherapist is $185 per hour but a discount can be negotiated.

*Telehealth: Please note we will require advanced payment via EFT (your therapist will supply bank details) or by phone (call 3726 5595) for phone and video sessions.*

If the gap fee prohibits you from attending, contact your preferred psychologist to inquire about a discounted rate. We will do what we can to ensure you get the help you need.

The standard NDIS fee is $214 per hour, as these cases typically require more work for the therapist outside sessions. Reports for NDIS (and other external agencies) also attract a fee to cover the Psychologist’s time. Speak with your Psychologist to obtain a quote.

There are a couple of ways to offset the costs of psychology sessions:

Private Health Fund Rebates

If you are insured with a Private Health Fund and have Extras, you may be eligible for rebates for psychological therapy. To determine your eligibility, call your fund. They will tell you the specific amounts to which you are entitled. Bring your health fund card with you and we can process your rebate with our HiCaps machine on the spot. You cannot obtain a health fund rebate AND a Medicare rebate for the same session.

Medicare

Your doctor can write you a GP Mental Heath Care Plan that entitles you to a Medicare rebate for up to 20 sessions per calendar year. The current rate in 2020 for the Medicare rebate is $87.45.

To access this rebate, talk with your doctor.

The issues covered by Medicare are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Panic
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Phobias
  • Sexual problems
  • Childhood trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol and drug misuse
  • Sleep problems

Once you have this plan, book via our Appointments page or call us on 3726 5595. Please bring your GP plan with you.

At your appointment, you pay us with cash, credit or debit card. Then, if you have your Medicare card and a debit card, we can transfer your Medicare rebate straight into your debit account.

If you haven’t seen your psychologist for a while or you’d like a new appointment, you can BOOK NOW online.

Telehealth Rebates for Remote and Rural Areas

Since COVID-19, Medicare rebates apply for videoconferencing appointments, such as Skype or Zoom sessions. (Please note that after March 31 2021, the Australian Government may redact this offer. In this case, teleheatlh rebates will still apply for people living in eligible remote or rural areas. After March 31 2021, you may need to check your eligibility for remote rebates). A co-payment still applies for these sessions.

We also regularly conduct distance sessions for clients in other cities and countries who don’t qualify for the remote Medicare rebate via Skype or Zoom. Private Health rebates may apply.

Longer Sessions

If you would like a longer appointment, you can book a double session. However, please note, if you have a plan from your GP, we can only process a single Medicare rebate per day. A second session on the same date does not attract the rebate.

What You Pay For When You See a Therapist

Sometimes strong emotions come up in regards to paying to see a psychologist. This excellent post from US therapist Martha Crawford explains the role of fees in forming a healthy and genuine therapeutic alliance.

If you haven’t seen your psychologist for a while or you’d like a new appointment, you can BOOK NOW online.

The Australian Psychological Society

5 thoughts on “Fees and Rebates

  1. Hi, I want to change my psychologist as I have been used some of Medicare rebate previously. how do I change to your office?

  2. Good day.
    I hope you are doing well.
    I just want to know what is the path to seeing someone to get Ritalin or the generic prescribed.
    I was on it for 25 years and when I cam to Australia the psychologist told me that I can function with out it. I have dyslexia and ADHA and it is effecting my work on a great level. SO much so that I fear loosing my job if I don’t make a plan about it. I have been told many different things over the last period of time. Any advice would be appreciated .

  3. Hi!
    I’ve just gotten a Mental health care plan from my doctor and am unsure of how it works and how much I will need to pay. I’m a broke uni student and struggling with money currently but in desperate need to get my mental health in order. I currently have AHM extras cover that includes psychology but I’ve not been through this process since 2018.
    Thank you in advance!

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