BULK BILLING From December 31, 2020 bulk billing will cease . All patients currently bulk billed will incur the fees outlined below.
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST FEES The fee is $120 for an individual 50 minute consultation. Health Care Card Holders can access a concessional rate of $102 per 50 minute consultation. A Mental Health Care Plan and referral enables patients to receive a substantial rebate of $87.45, which significantly reduces the out-of-pocket costs. The full fee is payable on the day of service. After paying the full fee, the rebate is processed and refunded within 24 hours. GAP FEES The out of pocket fee is called a GAP fee. Our GAP fee ranges from $14.55 (concession) -$32.55 (adult) per consultation. Unfortunately Medicare does not permit patients to simply pay the GAP amount. Patients are required to pay the full fee, to activate the rebate, which is refunded by Medicare within 24 hours.
NDIS CLIENTS NDIS rates apply. Depending on your plan, a Mental Health Care Plan may be used to subsidise part payment, with NDIS covering the GAP.
REFERRAL PROCESSES & MENTAL HEALTH CARE PLANS You may visit a psychologist directly without a referral - however you will not be eligible for Medicare rebates. To access Medicare rebates your general practitioner, psychiatrist or paediatrician will assess your condition to determine eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan and referral. Under the Better Access initiative, eligible people can receive rebates for up to 20 individual consultations in a calendar year (1 January to 31 December). After the first 6 consultations your psychologist will provide a report for your doctor and your doctor will assess your progress to determine whether further sessions are approved. When you have utilised 20 rebates in a calendar year you will not be eligible for any further Medicare rebates until the new calendar year. Additional consultations incur full fees.
PRIVATE HEALTH & THIRD PARTY CLAIMS
Please contact your private health care fund directly to determine eligibility for rebates.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) (e.g. Converge International) may cover fees for up to 4 consultations.
Victims of Crime may be available if registered.
Eligible veterans will have cover by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Eligible patients may access services covered by MAIB.
PAYMENT POLICY Payment is due on the day of service. All accounts must be paid prior to making future appointments. Each psychologist offers different payment methods. Please confirm procedures prior to attending.
CANCELLATION POLICY When possible, please provide 48 hours notice of cancellation. This will enable us to fill the space and you will avoid a late cancellation fee. You will be charged a late cancellation fee of $50 if you provide less than 24 hours notice. Note that cancellation fees are not covered by Medicare, and must be paid prior to booking future appointments.
Cognitive, Learning & Behavioural Assessment Fees
Assessments are not covered by Medicare and rebates are unavailable. The cost to you will vary depending on the type of assessment, number of instruments used and the fee being charged by your psychologist. In some instances private health funds, insurance companies or schools may provide assistance. GST may apply for third party payers. Please contact your psychologist to confirm fees.
BASIC ASSESSMENT Includes administration of one instrument and brief report showing breakdown of scores. POA from $500
COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT Includes administration of two instruments e.g. Cognitive Assessment (WISC V) & Academic Assessment (WIAT III) or, Functional Assessment (ABAS) or Behavioural Assessment (CONNORS or BASC). This process includes the initial consultation, full report; detailing relevant background, intelligence quotient, domain breakdown, analysis and integration of findings, recommendations and feedback consultation with patient and funding body (e.g. school). POA from $1500. Reports are released after full payment is received. Payment plans are available.
Professional Development & Corporate Services
We can tailor a package to suit your needs and provide a "price on application". Casual rates and fixed-term contract rates are offered. GST may apply for third party payers.