Fees & Rebates
Fees & Rebates for Therapy
Our fee is $190 to $230 for a 50-minute therapy session. Please see below for out of pocket expenses depending on your individual circumstances
Out of Pocket Expenses
- A Mental Health Care Plan or Referral from your Doctor is needed to claim Medicare rebates.
- Rebates vary depending on your level of cover. Ask your private health insurer to find out.
- Session fees from $190 if you are not claiming Medicare nor private health insurance rebates.
- *Medicare rebate can be claimed for Skype sessions for clients located in rural areas (see below for details)
Reports and letters are not an automatic part of the psychological therapy process. Reports are written at the clinicians discretion on a case by case basis according to the time it will take to complete. This can be discussed with the clinician.
Medicare rebate per session is $126.50 for a clinical psychologist and $86.15 for a clinical registrar.
*No GP or Doctor referral is required when accessing Private Health or paying privately.
How can I get help to pay for my sessions?
If you're planning to get PMDD treatment or other therapies, visit a GP and get a Mental Health Care Plan. This plan allows you to obtain Medicare rebate for 10 psychological sessions in a calendar year. Please book a long consultation with your GP as completion of the plan can take 30-45 minutes. Clients are encouraged to register for the Medicare Safety Net to obtain higher Medicare rebates after the safety net is reached.
*Medicare rebate can also be claimed for Skype sessions in special circumstances. The following criteria are required: 1) only 7 of the 10 annual sessions are able to be delivered by Skype; 2) one of the first four sessions must be face-to-face; 3) the client must be located in a MMM 4-7 (this can be checked on the Medicare website); 4) the clinician must be in Australia.
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) referral (previously called EPC). This referral option is for people who experience a chronic medical condition or complex care needs for a minimum of 6 months. It provides Medicare rebate for 5 sessions with an allied health professional. Please check the eligibility criteria with your GP.
Private Health Fund: Please check with your private health fund as they may offer rebates for Psychological Services under ‘Extras’.