You may be referred by your GP, who will draw up a Mental Health Care Plan (GP Item 2712) with you before you begin psychological therapy. This plan is reviewed regularly by your GP (GP Item 2710) as you continue to engage therapy.
Instead, you may be referred by your psychiatrist through a letter of referral.
Under this scheme, Medicare allows you to access ten psychological consultations per calendar year. The Australian Psychological Society provides detailed client information about this process.
Fees and Rebates
The current fee for a standard 50-minute consultation is $185. Full payment is appreciated on the day of your consultation. EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience.
With a Mental Health Care Plan or psychiatrist referral, you are entitled to a Medicare rebate of $126.50 per consultation. Our standard fee is required to be paid in full before the Medicare rebate can be processed through our facility. Your out-of-pocket expense is $58.50.
Should you book an appointment without a Mental Health Care Plan, you may be able to claim a private health fund rebate with your relevant level of cover for clinical psychology services. HICAPS is available at our facility for immediate processing of your private health fund rebate.
Insurance Claims and Workers Compensation
Should you need psychological treatment following a motor vehicle injury or workplace incident, for which you have lodged an insurance or workers compensation claim, we are happy to talk you through the necessary requirements before proceeding.