FEES Fees are set by the individual therapist you see. Please contact your therapist to confirm rates. MEDICARE REBATES A rebate is a part payment provided by Medicare. Please note that Medicare provides rebates which may not cover the full fee and in most instances a GAP is charged. WHAT DO MEDICARE REBATES FUND Individual counselling with the patient named on the referral UNFORTUNATELY MEDICARE REBATES ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
Consultations provided by a Registered Counsellor
Stakeholder Consultations (e.g. teachers, lawyers, case workers)
Letters and emails
Costs associated for these services are billed directly to the patient REFERRAL PROCESS When visiting a Psychologist you may access Medicare rebates for individual counselling only if you have a referral and Mental Health Care plan completed prior to your consultation. If you would like to access Medicare rebates please see your GP or Paediatrician for a referral, prior to your first consultation and after every 6th consultation. You may opt visit a psychologist or counsellor directly without a referral however you will not be able to access Medicare rebates without a referral prior to your consultation. BETTER ACCESS INITIATIVE Under the Better Access Initiative, your general practitioner, psychiatrist or Paediatrician assesses your condition and determines whether you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan and referral. Eligible people can access 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, in excess of the 20, incur full fees. NDIS CLIENTS NDIS rates apply. 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 therapist 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 or third parties, 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.
SIMPLE IQ ASSESSMENT Administration of one instrument and brief report showing breakdown of scores. Recommendations and history not included. POA from $500. Reports are released after full payment is received. Administration of one instrument (e.g. WAIS or WISC V only) plus feedback consultation and report showing results, history and tailored recommendations. This report is insufficient for diagnostic purposes. POA from $1000. Reports are released after full payment is received.
COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT Includes administration of two instruments e.g. Cognitive Assessment (WISC V) & Academic Assessment (WIAT III) or Functional Assessment (ABAS). A comprehensive assessment enables investigation of potential diagnoses including intellectual disabilities, giftedness, and specific learning disabilities like dyslexia and dyscalculia. The process includes the initial consultation, full report; detailing relevant background, intelligence quotient, domain breakdown, analysis and integration of findings, diagnosis if identified, recommendations and feedback consultation with patient and funding body (e.g. school). If applicable, completion of the practitioners, section of the NDIS Access Request Form is also provided. 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.