We are committed to providing service of highest quality to all persons in need.
We aim to foster equity and accessibility.
We do not want cost to be a barrier.
MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PLAN
Bulk billing under a mental health treatment plan with valid concession card.
Full fee of $135.00 for sessions with a registered psychologist, with your full Medicare rebate of $87.45 processed on the spot.
Full fee of $175.00 for sessions with a clinical psychologist, with your full Medicare rebate of $128.40 processed on the spot.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
Processed on the spot via HICAPS (dependent on your Health Fund and any unforeseen issues with connectivity of processing devices). Where a claim cannot be made onsite, you will be provided with a receipt to process with your Health Fund.
We are not registered NDIS providers. This means that if you currently have NDIS funding managed by a service you will be unable to use these funds. However, if you are Self-Managed or Plan-Managed by a Local Area Coordinator and can access services via invoicing your funding can be used.
CANCELLATION / NONATTENDANCE FEE
We are committed to providing holistic and individualised care. For every hour of face-to-face work, there is about double in “behind the scenes” work, which psychologists cannot claim (i.e. preparation of materials and resources, clinical note-taking, collaboration and with GPs). Our service does not receive any external funding at this time and therefore we are reliant on client attendance for the long-term sustainability of our service.
As such, we ask for at least 24 hours’ notice of a change to appointment. We understand that sometimes this is not possible due to unpredictable events. Where less than 24 hours' notice is provided, half (50%) of the total session fee will be charged. Where a session is missed without notice the full scheduled fee will be charged. SMS Reminders are automatically sent 48 hours prior to an appointment, allowing opportunity to cancel.
FULL FEE OPTIONS
If you are not accessing any of the above options you will be charged $135.00 per session, or $87.45 with a valid concession card to see a registered psychologist.
Additionally, we can offer flexible, longer-term and comprehensive individualised treatment conducted by one of our provisionally registered psychologists. Provisionally registered psychologists are completing their first years of clinical practice, and meet AHPRA provisional registration requirements. They hold a 4 year minimum university degree. They are supervised directly by the Clinical Lead.
The benefits of this model include increased flexibility (i.e. not limited to 6+4 sessions), no need for mental health treatment plan and diagnosis, and lowered waiting time. Session fees under this model are charged at a flat rate of $50.00
REPORTS & LETTERS
If you are referred under Medicare, your treating psychologist is required to regularly correspond with the referring GP. If you require a copy of this correspondence to support an assessment or consult by another allied health professional please let your psychologist know.
If you require an additional report to be provided, the following options are available:
The psychologist can complete a brief support letter within the scheduled session
If accessing services via Medicare (Mental Health Treatment Plan) or through private payment, a 1-2 page report can be generated at an additional cost of $130.00 including GST and will be provided upon processing of payment. Report writing is not covered by Medicare and as our Mental Health service does not receive additional government funding, we must account for a 'lost' session created by a request for a report or extended letter. A rebate cannot be received for completion of reports or letters.
If accessing services via NDIS, allocation of funds for report writing will be factored into your Service Agreement at commencement of treatment. Please note, your Service Agreement will be reviewed upon completion of agreed sessions or renewal of NDIS plan. Reports will be billed at $180.00 in your service agreement.