Fees, Rebates & Financial Assistance
Our fee is $160 for a session (usually 50 - 60 mins). Rebates are available through Medicare and Private Health Insurance where applicable. If you are eligible for a Medicare Rebate, it will substantially reduce your out-of-pocket expense per session. For your convenience, our practice offers EFTPOS facilities for payments. Your Medicare Rebate will be processed through Medicare online and credited directly into your nominated bank account, so that you will not need to go to a Medicare Office. It usually takes one business day for your Medicare rebate to appear in your bank account.
Medicare offers rebates for Australian permanent residents and citizens who visit their Psychologist. You do need however, to first visit your General Practitioner (GP) and explain your mental health concerns and obtain a referral. Your GP will give you a referral called a “Mental Health Care Plan”, along with a letter of referral, which entitles you to Medicare rebates. Please ensure that your doctor specifically indicates on the referral letter that: (a) a Mental Health Care Plan has been prepared; and (b) the number of sessions he/she is referring you for. Without this information, you will not be able to receive your Medicare rebate.
All you need to do is bring these two documents to your first consultation with us and we will organise the rest. You are entitled up to 10 sessions in a calendar year (i.e. from January to December).
Private Health Rebates
A substantial proportion of your consultation fee may be reclaimed through private health fund. If you would like to know the amount of rebate you are entitled to, you will need to contact your respective health fund. Kindly note that if you will not be able to make a claim through your private health fund if you have already obtained a Medicare rebate for a particular appointment.
If you are in difficult financial circumstances and cannot afford to pay for services, you may be eligible for bulk billing which means you do not have any out-of-pocket expenses for our services. This is however, on a case-by-case basis and we will need to ascertain your financial circumstances before deciding if bulk billing is applicable.