Referral, Fees & Rebates
Appointments are typically 50-60 minutes long. The Australian Psychological Society recommended hourly fee for psychologists in 2014-2015 is $235 (https://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/2014-15-Recommended_Fees.pdf). At this clinic, fee for a standard in-person consultation is $160. Please contact Eliza to discuss fees for additional services such as assessments, report writing, and telephone / skype consultations.
Referral is not necessary for an appointment. To receive a rebate through Medicare for a consultation or therapy session, you must have a Mental Health Care Plan or a Primary Enhanced Care Plan from your GP or Paediatrician. The referral must state that your child is referred for psychological support under one of these two care plans and a care plan has to be attached. You can then claim a Medicare rebate of $84.80 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
Medicare rebates are not available for Assessments, but they are available for therapy sessions. Private health funds may provide some level of reimbursement for Assessments and psychological services. Please check with your health fund for the latest rebate information.
Limited numbers of bulk billing appointments may be available only for eligible clients under special circumstances. Please discuss your need for bulk-billing when making your initial appointment.