To access Medicare rebates a referral from your doctor with a Mental Health Care Plan is required. WorkCover and TAC clients need approval for psychological treatment to have fees covered by their insurer. Self referral for private clients is also available.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation during business hours is $140.00. For patients with a Mental Health Care Plan Medicare will credit your bank account with a rebate of $84.80, leaving a gap of $55.20. For those with a valid Health Care Card a fee of $104.80 applies, leaving a gap of $20.00.
Fees are payable at the end of the consultation by EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard or cash.
A fee of $158.39 is charged for WorkCover and $154.08 for TAC patients.
WorkCover & TAC patient’s fees can be fully covered by their insurer with prior approval. If approval is pending patient’s will be asked to pay the consultation fee at the time of appointment and seek reimbursement from their insurer, unless alternative arrangements have been made.
If you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice, otherwise you will be charged the cost of the consultation.