We offer appointments in-person at our consulting rooms or through telehealth using secure video teleconference software at your own home. Appointments are offered on Saturdays from 8am to 3pm, and Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm.
In-person sessions at consulting rooms
- Standard one-hour consultation is $210*
*With appropriate referral, a rebate of $128.40 can be claimed for up to ten sessions per calendar year through Medicare. If you meet certain criteria, these sessions can be bulk billed. See Medicare section for details.
- Standard one-hour telehealth session fee is $210*
With appropriate referral, a rebate of $128.40 can be claimed for up to ten sessions per calendar year through Medicare. If you meet certain criteria, these sessions can be bulk billed. See Medicare section for details.
Fees are typically payable on the day of consultation by EFTPOS, credit card, cash, or cheque.
For in-person sessions at consulting rooms
If referred by your GP under a Mental Health Care Plan, you can claim $128.40 per standard session at the consulting rooms from Medicare for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. This leaves a gap fee of $81.60 per session. You can also claim these rebates if you are referred by a Psychiatrist and can provide a referral letter. Your rebate can be claimed on the day from our practice (no going into the Medicare office!).
For in-person sessions, we can bulk bill these ten sessions so there is no-out of pocket expense if you hold a concession card issued by Centrelink (e.g. Health Care Card or Pension Card) that is valid on the day of the appointment.
For telehealth sessions
The government has recently expanded telehealth Medicare items in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If referred by your GP under a Mental Health Care Plan or by a psychiatrist with a referral letter, you are eligible for up to ten Medicare funded sessions with a rebate of $128.40 per session (gap of $81.60).
We will bulk bill these telehealth sessions (so there are no out-of-pocket fees) if you are a person at risk of COVID-19 virus, or is a concessional beneficiary, or a person under the age of 16. A person is considered “at risk of COVID-19 virus” if they:
are required to self-isolate or self-quarantine in accordance with guidance issued by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee in relation to COVID-19; or
are at least 70 years old; or
identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent—and are at least 50 years old
are pregnant; or
are the parent of a child aged under 12 months; or
are being treated for a chronic health condition; or
are immune compromised; or
meet the current national triage protocol criteria for suspected COVID-19 infection.
Private health insurance
Your private health insurer might cover some of the cost of clinical psychology sessions. Please check with your insurer what amount is covered.