Fees and Rebates

Psychological Fees – From 1st July 2022

The Australian Psychological Society recommends an hourly rate for psychological services of $267 (2021-2022 financial year).  We provide a reduced rate for both private and organisational referrals.

* For current fees until 30th June 2022, please call reception on (07) 3515 0172.

Psychological Therapy Fees – Privately Funded

From 01/07/2022 – 30/06/2023

Team Member

Initial Session Fee*

Subsequent Session Fee*

Medicare Rebate 2021-22

Psychologist

$239

$219

$88.25

Clinical Psychologist

$259

$239

$129.55

Additional Charges

* $20 for After Hours Appointment (Appointments before 9am and from 5pm on Weekdays; and all Weekend appointments)

Psychological Therapy Fees – Other Funding Bodies

Other Funding Bodies

Details

Cost

NDIS

Plan Managed or Self-Managed

(not NDIA Managed)

As per current NDIS schedule of Fees

DVA

Seen by Clinical Psychologists

Funded by DVA

Defence Personnel

Seen by Clinical Psychologists or Neuropsychologists

Funded by BUPA Defence

WorkCover

Seen by Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists

Funded by WorkCover

NIISQ

Referred directly by NIISQ

Funded by NIISQ

Insurance Companies

Needs approval from Insurance Company

Funded by Insurance Company

Psychological Therapy Reports – Privately Funded

Report Length

Page Length

Fee (w/o GST)

Very Short Report

>1 page

$54

Short Report

1-2 pages

$219

Medium Report

3-4 pages

$438

Long Report

5 pages

$657

Reports for Funding Bodies are charged to the Funding Body (e.g. NDIS, DVA, WorkCover, NIISQ, Insurance Companies)

Neuropsychological Assessment Fees

Type of Assessment

Assessment Options

Hours Involved

Components

What is this useful for?

Cost

(w/o GST)

ADHD Assessment

Brief Assessment 

Approx. 2 hours assessment & 2 hours report writing

Clinical interview,  Brief cognitive testing (e.g. CPT3), Questionnaires & Report

A screening assessment that can be helpful for diagnostic clarification. However, only includes one test and therefore, difficult to determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

$1,090

Standard

Approx. 2-4 hours of assessment & 2-4 hours report writing



Clinical interview,  Cognitive testing (e.g. selected tests from WAIS-IV/WISC-V, CPT3, DKEFS + others), Questionnaires & Report

Provides a more complete assessment of attention and cognition that is helpful for diagnostic clarification. Plus provides test results to begin to determine a pattern of strengths and weaknesses.  Provides strategies.

$1,660

Comprehensive

Approx. 4-6 hours of assessment & 4-6 hours report writing

Clinical interview,  Detailed cognitive testing (e.g. WAIS-IV/WISC-V, CPT3, D-KEFS + others), Questionnaires &

Report

The gold standard assessment for ADHD which includes detailed assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and is often the most useful for diagnostic clarification. Provides strategies.

$2,490

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment

Comprehensive

Approx. 4-6 hours of assessment &

4-6 hours report writing

Clinical interview, cognitive testing (e.g. WAIS-IV/WISC-V, ADOS-2 or other ASD assessments + others), Questionnaires & Report

Gold standard assessment for ASD that is useful to gain diagnostic clarification regarding ASD. Also provides an assessment of IQ and recommendations.

$2,490

ASD & ADHD Assessment

Comprehensive Plus

Approx. 5-7 hours of assessment & 5-7 hours report writing

A combination of the comprehensive ASD and ADHD assessments above.

A detailed assessment to gain diagnostic clarification regarding ASD and ADHD and to  determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Provides strategies.

$2,968

Learning Disorder Assessment 

Standard

Approx. 2-4 hours of assessment, 2-4 hours report writing

Clinical interview, Testing (e.g. WAIS-IV/WISC-V, selected tests from WAIT-II, and others), Questionnaires & Report.

Useful to gain insight into whether a learning disorder is present. Cognitive testing provides IQ score, plus a screen of academic abilities.  

$1660.00

Comprehensive

Approx. 4-6 hours of assessment,

4-6 hours report writing

Clinical interview, Testing (e.g. WAIS-IV/WISC-V, WAIT-II, and others), Questionnaires & Report.

A more comprehensive assessment of learning disorders and cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Helpful in diagnostic clarification and to determine what type of academic adjustments and supports might be useful. 

$2490

Brain Injury or Neurological Condition Assessment

Standard

Approx. 2-4 hours of assessment, 2-4 hours report writing

Clinical interview, testing (e.g. selected subtests from WAIS-IV/WISC-V, WMS-IV/WRAML, D-KEFS, and others), Questionnaires & Report.

Useful to begin to determine cognitive functioning following common neurological conditions including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Tumours, MS, & Epilepsy, etc. 

$1660.00

Comprehensive

Approx. 4-6 hours assessment &

4-6 hours report writing

Clinical interview, Detailed testing (e.g. WAIS-IV/WISC-V, WMS-IV/WRAML, D-KEFS, and others), Questionnaires & Report.

Useful to gain a comprehensive understanding of cognitive functioning following common neurological conditions including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Tumours, MS, & Epilepsy, etc. Helps to determine recommendations for supports. 

$2490

IQ Assessment

Standard

Approx. 2-4 hours assessment & 2-4 hours report writing

Clinical interview, WAIS-IV/WISC-V, ABAS-3 & Report

Determines level of intellectual functioning and determines whether an individual meets the DSM-5 criteria for a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability.

$1660.00

Dementia Assessment

Standard

Approx. 2-4 hours assessment & 2-4 hours report writing

Clinical interview, brief tests of cognitive function, and report writing

Helpful as a screening assessment of cognitive functioning to assist with differential diagnosis. 

$1660.00

Comprehensive

Approx. 4-6 hours assessment &

4-6 hours report writing

Clinical interview, Comprehensive tests of cognitive function, & Report

Gold standard assessment for diagnostic clarification for suspected dementia. Helps to provide support recommendations. 

$2490

NDIS Eligibility /DSP Eligibility

Comprehensive Plus

Approx. 5-7 hours of assessment & 5-7 hours report writing

Clinical Interview, Full cognitive testing, Questionnaires, & Report

Comprehensive assessment to determine diagnosis and cognitive strengths and weaknesses - in order to determine functional impairment, and make recommendations for NDIS supports.

$2,968

Capacity Assessment

Complex

6-8 hours of assessment & 6-8 hours of report writing

Clinical Interview, Collateral interviews, Full cognitive assessment, Questionnaires, & Report

An assessment of a person's decisions making ability (e.g. ability to make personal, financial or health decisions).

$3,446

Insurance

Complex

6-8 hours of assessment & 6-8 hours of report writing

Clinical Interview, Collateral Interview, Full cognitive assessment, Questionnaires, & Report

An assessment to support an Insurance Claim. 

$3,446

Neuropsychological Assessments – Other Funding Bodies

Other Funding Bodies

Types of Assessments

Cost

NDIS

Plan Managed

Self-Managed

· Comprehensive assessment

· Capacity assessment

· Assessment for plan review/

additional funding

As per current NDIS schedule of Fees

Defence Personnel

· Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment

· Fitness for Duty Assessment

Funded by BUPA Defence

WorkCover

· Rehabilitation Neuropsychological Assessments

· IME Neuropsychological Assessments

Funded by WorkCover

NIISQ

· Rehabilitation Neuropsychological Assessments

Funded by NIISQ

Insurance Companies

· Rehabilitation Neuropsychological Assessments

Funded by Insurance Company

Neuropsychological Therapy Fees

The costs for neuropsychological therapy follow the same price structure as for psychological therapy (see above).  

This can be accessed either privately with Medicare or Private Health rebates, or through other funding bodies including WorkCover, NIISQ, BUPA Defence, Insurance Companies, and NDIS (plan and self managed).

Cancellation Fees

From 1st July 2022

Please provide more than 48 hours notice in order to avoid cancellation fees. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the appointment then a cancellation fee will apply.  A DNA is considered to have occurred if the client is late by more than 20 minutes to an appointment. Any relevant bank charges are also applied. Cancellation fees are as follows:

Psychological Therapy Cancellation Fees

Cancelled with less than 48 hours but more than 24 hours = $55 +GST

Cancelled with less than 24 hours notice = $110 +GST

DNA/No show = Full cost of session +GST

 Neuropsychological Assessment Cancellation Fees

Cancelled with less than 48 hours notice but more than 24 hours notice  = 1/4 the cost of the assessment component +GST

Cancelled with less than 24 hours notice = 1/2 the cost of the assessment component +GST

DNA/No Show = Full price of the assessment component + GST

A deposit of that equals the cost of the assessment component is taken at the time of booking.

NDIS Cancellation Fees (based on the NDIS schedule of fees)

If cancelled with less than 48 hours notice (and appointment cannot be filled) = The full fee for the session.

Medicare Rebates and Mental Health Treatment Plans

We are registered with Medicare and rebates are available for eligible clients.  Individuals with a Mental Health Treatment Plan from their doctor are able to receive a rebate of $129.55 per session with a Clinical Psychologist, or $88.25 with a Generalist Psychologist or Clinical Psychology Registrar. Upon visiting your doctor or GP, they will make an assessment about whether you are eligible for such a plan, and may refer you to a psychologist. Eligible clients are entitled to up to:

  • 20 individual sessions with a psychologist per calendar year; plus 
  • 20 group therapy sessions with a psychologist per calendar year.

You will need to have your Mental Health Treatment Plan before you come to the first session with your Psychologist in order for your rebate to be processed. And your Medicare rebate will be processed electronically at the end of your consultation.

 

What is the Difference Between a General Psychologist, Registrar, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist?

General Psychologist

  • Study: Has completed a minimum of 4 years university study in psychology
  • Medicare Rebates: Will attract a Medicare Rebate of $88.25 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan
  • Registration : Is registered as a “General Psychologist” with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Clinical Psychologist – Registrar

  • Study: Has completed a minimum of 6 – 8 years university study in clinical psychology, to the level of Masters, Doctorate or PhD in psychology
  • Medicare Rebates: Will attract a Medicare Rebate of $88.25 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan
  • Registration:  Is registered as a “General Psychologist” with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – as is completing a short period of supervised work to gain endorsement in clinical psychology – Clinical Psychology Registrar

Clinical Neuropsychologist – Registrar

  • Study: Has completed a minimum of 6 – 8 years university study in neuropsychology, to the level of Masters, Doctorate or PhD in psychology
  • Medicare Rebates:  Unfortunately there are currently no rebates for neuropsychology.
  • Registration:  Is registered as a “General Psychologist” with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – as is completing a short period of supervised work to gain endorsement in clinical psychology – Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

Clinical Psychologist

  • Study: Has completed a minimum of 6 – 8 years university study in clinical psychology, to the level of Masters, Doctorate or PhD in psychology
  • Medicare Rebates:  Will attract a higher Medicare rebate of $129.55 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan
  • Registration:  Is endorsed as a “General Psychologist” with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – with Endorsement in “Clinical Psychology”

Clinical Neuropsychologist

  • Study: Has completed a minimum of 6 – 8 years university study in neuropsychology, to the level of Masters, Doctorate or PhD in psychology
  • Medicare Rebates:  Unfortunately there are currently no rebates for neuropsychology.
  • Registration:  Is endorsed as a “General Psychologist” with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – with Endorsement in “Clinical Neuropsychology”
Some Psychologists can be Endorsed in more than one area – such as Clinical Neuropsychology & Clinical Psychology.

Other Government Initiatives

A range of government bodies offer mental health funding for those meeting eligibility requirements including:

Private Health Insurance Rebates

If you have ‘extras’ private health insurance you may be eligible to claim rebates for psychological sessions. Each health insurance package is different and rebates depend on extras cover schemes which can change over time, therefore, we recommend that you check with your insurer about rebate amounts. Please note that the Item Number for an initial consultation with a Psychologist is 100, and subsequent consultation is 200.

A receipt will be given at the time of payment and you can submit this to your Health Insurance provider for your rebate. 

Payment Methods

Individuals: Payment is made on the day of the appointment via EFTPOS or our Halaxy payment system with credit card details. We have a HICAPS terminal, and can process MEDICARE rebates in the office.

Organisations: An invoice will be issued and payment will be required within 7 days of the invoice via electronic bank transfer, credit card (over the phone), or cheque. Payment details will be provided on the invoice.