FEES Each therapist is an independent practitioner with different fee structures. Please contact your therapist to confirm the fee for their service. MEDICARE REBATES A rebate is a part payment provided by Medicare. WHAT DO MEDICARE REBATES FUND Part payment for the service provided with the patient named on the referral. Please note that Medicare rebates rarely cover the full fee for a service and in most instances a GAP fee applies. MEDICARE REBATES ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES Fees associated with the following services are billed directly to the patient.
Letters and emails
Consultations provided by a Counsellor (only available for Psychology)
Stakeholder Consultations (e.g. teachers, lawyers, case workers)
NDIS RATES: Recommended rates are set by the NDIS Commission.
PRIVATE HEALTH: Please contact your private health care fund directly to determine eligibility for rebates.
INSURANCE & MAIB: Eligible pateints may have access to cover.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (EAP): may cover psychology and counselling fees for up to 4 consultations.
Eligible Victims of Crime may have cover for psychology and counselling services.
Eligible veterans will have cover by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
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 with your therapist 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 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 and Diagnostic 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.
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.