My current fee is $180.00 (for a 50 minute session).
I accept cash, cheque, Eftpos, Visa, and Mastercard.
I offer bulkbilling to those unemployed or receiving a pension, when referred by a GP on the GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (see Medicare below).
Where less than 24 hours notice is given, a cancellation fee will apply.
Private health funds:
Most private health funds provide a rebate for treatment sessions with a psychologist or clinical psychologist. This can depend on the type and extent of cover you have. Please contact your fund to enquire as to the extent of your cover.
From 1st November 2006, the Australian Government introduced a Medicare rebate for psychological treatment by registered psychologists. To be able to claim this rebate, you will need to see your GP to discuss your eligibility for what is known as the General Practitioner Mental Health Treatment Plan (GPMHTP).
When the GP registers you with Medicare for the GPMHTP, you may request the psychologist of your choice, or the GP can refer you to a psychologist he or she recommends. The psychologist must have a Medicare Provider Number.
On the GPMHTP, you are entitled to a rebate for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year. This is required to be in the format of an initial 6 sessions, followed by a review with your GP regarding your progress and the need for an additional 4 sessions.
The current rebate for a 50+ minute session with a psychologist is $84.80 ; and with a clinical psychologist is $124.50.
For further information:
(click on ‘Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative’; then click on ‘Information for clients’)
or telephone Medicare on 132 011