People who qualify for a Mental Health Care Plan (referred by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician) are eligible for a total of 10 sessions per year (currently 20 during Covid-19). Under this plan the sessions attract a significant Medicare rebate. You will need to consult with your GP after 6 sessions for a review of the treatment.
The current Medicare funded rebate is $128.40 with an out of pocket fee charged of $41.60 on the day of Service. This is payable via Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS facility. Bulk Billing is available to people with a Centrelink Health Care Card.
If you have a Private Health provider and are covered for Psychology under the ‘Extras Package’, you can use our Hicaps machine to process the benefit and pay the gap. It is important to note that you are only able to claim either from Medicare or your Private Health fund – not both.
We are a registered provider for Work Cover and you may be eligible for full payment of your sessions. A GP referral must be made to Work Cover to access this service.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required, otherwise a cancellation fee is incurred. This enables us to offer the appointment to others.
If you would like any more information about fees please contact the practice.