Fees and Rebates

Fees

At Psychology Specialists, we believe in providing an affordable service for clients.         Psychology Specialists is not a bulk-billing practice. A fee schedule is available by contacting the clinic.

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 (MHCP) can receive Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions per the calendar year.

Medicare rebates do not cover the full cost of your consultation but do reduce your out of pocket expense.

Eligible clients with a MHCP will be entitled to Medicare rebates as follows:

  • $124.50 rebate per session with a Clinical Psychologist
  • $84.80 rebate per session with a Registered Psychologist

At the end of your appointment, you will be invoiced the full session amount. We will process your Medicare rebate electronically and Medicare will deposit the corresponding rebate amount into your nominated bank account.

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 is available from most funds. Please check with your provider for availability.

Cancellation Of Appointments

Please give minimum 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment or $50 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.