What are the fees?
The standard fee for a 50 minute session is $180. Fees for longer sessions are prorated based on length.
A limited number of reduced fee slots are also available. Inquire about current openings if you are experiencing financial hardship and believe the standard fee will be prohibitive.
Please note: The Australian Psychological Society recommended fee is $241 per 46-60 minute consultation.
How can I pay my fees?
Most clients prefer to use their credit card to cover the fees. However you may also pay cash if you prefer.
Will I qualify for a Medicare rebate?
If your doctor refers you, you can claim a Medicare rebate of $84.80 per session for up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year. You are also allowed up to 10 group therapy sessions per year. There are certain services that Medicare does not cover e.g. couples counseling, career counseling, family counseling etc. So inquire about your specific situation if you are in doubt.
The full fee is payable upfront and Medicare will return the rebate portion to you. Electronic claims can be submitted to Medicare while you are in the office. Many clients receive their rebate from Medicare via a deposit into their bank account by the end of the day.
Can private insurance be used for psychological services?
You may be eligible to receive a contribution towards psychological services from your private health fund. Please check the details of your cover with your provider if you intend to make a claim. Many plans cover psychological services so you should consider whether it is in your best interest to use your insurance or Medicare benefits to help you with fees.