Fees and Rebates

Our fees are less than the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee schedule. A standard 50 minute consultation will usually have an approximate out of pocket expense of about $105 (dependent on the type of clinician seen), provided you have a GP referral.

You do not need to have a referral in order to make an appointment or if you are claiming via your private health extras fund.

In order to receive a rebate for the majority of your session fees through Medicare, you must have a valid referral (called a Mental Health Care Plan) from a GP, psychiatrist or a paediatrician. When you visit your doctor you will need to have our name, address, and fax number on hand so your doctor can make out the referral.

The following terms apply to fees at this practice:

  1. Medicare card holders with a Mental Health Care Plan are entitled to a rebate of part of the fee for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. The fee is $240 for a Clinical Psychologist, $200 for a Psychologist. The medicare rebate is $136.35 for a Clinical Psychologist (typical gap = $103.65). For a Psychologist the medicare rebate is $92.90 (typical gap = $107.10)
  2. Appointments that conclude after 5pm attract a $20 premium, as do Saturday appointments.
  3. Session costs can also be offset against Private Health Extras Cover and rebates vary according to your level of cover. We work with all private health funds.
  4. If you are covered by NDIS there is generally no out of pocket cost. Please get in touch with us to enquire about our capacity to take on DVA or RTWSA clients.

Cancellation Policy

We require notice prior to 12pm the business day before your appointmentto reschedule or cancel an appointment without occurring the appointment fee. This policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another client who may be on a cancellation or waiting list for an appointment. Medicare does not cover cancelled appointments.

A late cancelled appointment is a loss to three people:

  • The client who is delaying their therapy progress
  • Another client who has been sitting on the waiting list to see the psychologist urgently
  • The psychologist who spent the time preparing for the session

If you have questions regarding Mental Health Care Plan eligibility, please click here.