Fees and Rebates

Fees

At Psychology Specialists, we believe in providing an affordable service for clients.  The current Australian Psychological Society  (APS) recommended fee is $228.00 per hour.  At Psychology Specialists we charge $150 per appointment.  

Medicare Rebates

A doctor’s referral is not necessary to see a psychologist. However, Medicare rebates are available for clients referred by a GP or Psychiatrist. Clients who are referred by a GP or Psychiatrist under a Mental Health Care Plan are eligible to claim back from Medicare $124.45 per session for the total of up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

Letters and Reports

All letters and reports for third parties will incur a fee, dependent on the detail, and time required.

Payment Methods

Payment is required at time of service. We accept cash, EFTPOS and credit card payments. For appointments to be covered by a third party such as insurance claims or rehabilitation programs, referral details must be provided when booking the appointment. Please note you will need to arrange your payments with a provider. I require full payment at the time of consultation and will then give you a receipt for you to claim.

Private Health Rebates

Private health rebate are available from most funds. Please  check with your provider for availability.

Cancellation Of Appointments

Please give minimum 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment or full fee will be charged. Giving ample notice for cancellation allows appointments to be given to other clients in need. If you are cancelling an appointment with less than 24 hours notice due to illness than you will need to bring a doctor’s certificate to next session so we can waive your cancellation fee. Cancellation fees must be paid before a new appointment can be made.