Fees

Fees

My standard fee is $200.00 per 60 minute consultation. However, with your Medicare rebate you effectively only pay a gap of $111.75 per session (explained below).

You have 3 payment options:

1. Medicare rebate

All Australian citizens are entitled to up to 20 subsidised sessions with a psychologist per calendar year under Medicare (subject to review by your doctor after your 6th and 10th sessions).

Make an appointment to see a general practitioner (GP) to ask for a referral (called a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)) addressed to me, which entitles you to a rebate of $88.25 per session for a maximum of 20 sessions per calendar year.  The full amount of $200.00 is payable at time of your appointment – you cannot simply pay the gap – and you can claim your Medicare rebate ($88.25) on the spot via my HICAPS terminal, which will be deposited into your bank account, such that you effectively only pay a total of $111.75 per 50 minute session.

If you wish to claim your Medicare rebate, please ask your GP to fax your MHCP to me on (08) 8490 2310 prior to your first appointment, or bring a hard copy with you to your first appointment.

2. Private health insurance

If you have private health insurance, you may also be entitled to a rebate from your insurer.  However, rebate amounts vary between insurers, so please contact yours for more information. Please note, you can only claim one rebate per session – either your Medicare or your private health fund rebate, but not both.  The Medicare rebate is generally greater than most private health funds, such that it is generally more affordable to claim your Medicare rebates before your private health insurance.

3. Full fee

You are not required to obtain a MHCP from your GP or have private health insurance, and may simply pay $200.00 per 60 minute session.

Cancellations without 24 hours notice will incur a fee of $200.00.

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