Do you have depression or bipolar, and want to learn new strategies to stay well?
Register for our REACH Wellbeing Workshops for Depression & Bipolar Disorder. Click REACH Program to find out more.
The duration of each session is 50 minutes and payment can be made by either credit card, eftpos or cash at time of consultation. Please contact our practice for the breakdown of our fees which is below the recommended fees set by the Australian Psychological Society http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/2016-17-APS-IS-SRF-P2.pdf
Fees for psychometric assessments such as IQ or developmental testing are to be determined dependent on the nature of the assessment provided.
You may be eligible to receive Medicare rebate per session if you have a current Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from either your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. We currently do not offer electronic claiming at our practice and we will provide you an itemised receipt to claim your Medicare rebate. Please read the Medicare information below.
If you want to claim a Medicare Rebate, you must have a Referral Letter PLUS a current Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) document from your GP, Psychiatrist or Pediatrician prior to your first appointment. A referral letter alone without an approved Mental Health Care Plan is not eligible for Medicare rebates. Please advise your GP when you are making the appointment that you are requesting a referral letter and Mental Health Care Plan to a Psychologist as your GP will need time to complete the required paperwork with you to bring to your first appointment with our psychologist.
You may be eligible to receive either 10 individual counselling or group therapy sessions in a 12 month calendar year. Your referring doctor will assess your progress after the first six sessions and provide you with a Mental Health Plan Review document for additional 4 session for the remaining calendar year.
For more information about this scheme, go to Better Access to Mental Health
Private health funds offer rebates for clinical psychological services. You may be eligible for rebates if you have cover for ancillary benefits. Since the amount you can claim back varies for each fund, and depending on the level of cover, it is recommended that you contact your health fund company for full information. After you pay the full fee amount at the end of each session, we will issue you with a receipt with item numbers to enable you to claim a rebate on your sessions from your private health fund.
For those who have sustained a workplace physical or psychological injury, and referral to a psychologist has been recommended and approved, treatment sessions will be charged directly to your insurance company. You will need only provide your claim number and contact details of your insurer.
For those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be eligible for counselling sessions by one of our Psychologists. You will need to obtain CTP Claim approval from your insurance company prior to booking an appointment and provide the approval document with information about your claim number, case manager contact details, and billing information. Treatment sessions will be charged directly to your insurance company.