Fees vary depending on whether you are seeking therapy or assessment services, which practitioner you choose to see and the length of the consultation. While we are not a bulk-billing practice some of our clinicians do offer a limited number of bulk-billed services. If you require this service, please enquire either by contacting a specific psychologist or by completing our Contact Us form.
All of our psychologists are registered with Medicare, and their services can attract a Medicare rebate through the Better Access Scheme with a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your doctor. Additionally, your private health insurance may provide you with a rebate if this service is applicable to your plan. For more information on fees for the service that you require, please contact your chosen psychologist directly.
If you are experiencing issues or concerns about your mental wellbeing, you might be eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) which can help you get appropriate support and treatment. A MHCP is a plan developed with your doctor to treat a psychological issue and can include services provided by a psychologist.
How do I get a mental health care plan?
A mental health care plan needs to be created by your doctor prior to attending your first consultation with a psychologist. Any GP can create a mental health care plan for you following a consultation and discussion of your treatment needs. You will need to make sure that you book a double appointment to ensure that your GP allows sufficient time to complete the assessment.
During your appointment, make sure that you tell your doctor what your concerns about your mental health are and that you are interested in creating a mental health care plan.
Your doctor will need to diagnose you with a mental health condition to create the plan, so they will ask you questions about what’s been happening and how you’ve been feeling. They may ask you to fill out a screening tool such as the K10 or DASS-21 which are short surveys relating to psychological issues.
They will then talk with you about your goals for how you’d like to feel and write a referral outlining how your health has been that you will need to give to the treatment service you attend.
In October 2020, the Department of Health announced that they have increased funding for the Medicare Better Access Scheme and will provide funding for up to 20 sessions per calendar year with a psychologist when using a MHCP.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible to receive a rebate on services rendered by a psychologist. We encourage you to enquire with your insurer if you believe you are eligible as their requirements and processes differ.