Fees and Rebates

Psychological Fees – From  01/01/2024

The Australian Psychological Society recommends an hourly rate for psychological services of $300 (2023-2024 financial year).   Please find below our list of fees which are generally under the recommended rate.  

 

Psychological Therapy Fees – Privately Funded

From 01/01/2024

Team Member

Subsequent Session Fee*

Medicare Rebate 2023-2024

Provisional Psychologist

$120

N/A

Psychologist

$228

$93.35

Endorsed Psychologist

(Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist)

$255

$93.35 to $137.05


Senior Psychologist

$260

$93.35 to $137.05

Team Leader & Director

$265

$137.05

* Additional Charges

$20 additional for initial session;

$20 additional for a Weekday After Hours Appointment (Appointments before 9am and from 5pm on Weekdays);

$30 additional for Saturday appointments. 

NEW CLIENT BOOKINGS
Please be aware that a $60.00 deposit is required to book your initial appointment. Your deposit is refundable should you choose to not proceed with your  appointment, as long as the cancellation is received outside of the 2 business day cancellation window. 
If you cancel within 2 business days, your deposit will be forfeited. 
If you cancel on the day of, or do not arrive at your initial appointment your deposit will be forfeited and the remainder of the applicable fee will be deducted from the card you have listed on your file, as per our “Cancellation and No-Show” policy.  

Psychological Therapy Fees – Other Funding Bodies

Other Funding Bodies

Details

Cost

NDIS

We accept plan-managed and self-managed NDIS clients 

As per current NDIS schedule of Fees

WorkCover

We welcome all WorkCover referrals. 

Funded by WorkCover

DVA

If you have DVA funding, we ask clients to pay our usual fees and seek reimbursement from DVA independantly.

Client pays usual fees.

Defence Personnel

Seen by Clinical Psychologists or Neuropsychologists

Funded by BUPA Defence

NIISQ

Referred directly by NIISQ

Funded by NIISQ

Insurance Companies

Needs approval from Insurance Company

Funded by Insurance Company

Psychological Therapy Reports – Privately Funded

Psychologist

Per hour of report writing+

General Psychologist

$228+GST

Endorsed Psychologist

$255+GST

Senior Psychologist

$260+GST

Team Leader/Director

$265+GST

+ Minimum 30 mins.

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

Neuropsychological Assessment Fees

We conduct neuropsychological assessments for a range of presenting issues including the following:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke 
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Other neurological issues (Epilepsy, MS,  tumours etc)
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • NDIS Assessments
  • Decision making capacity
  • Return to work 
  • Return to driving
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Insurance

 Neuropsychological assessments will vary in terms of their length anywhere from 4 hours to 8 hours. The assessments are typically completed on one day, but for younger children or issues with fatigue, may be split up over more than one testing occasion (please discuss your needs with our administration team).

The assessments typically include the following components:

  • Interview,
  • Collateral Interview,
  • Cognitive Testing,
  • Questionnaires,
  • Reading of background documents,
  • Neuropsychological Report,
  • and a feedback session. 

The exact battery of tests selected is determined by your psychologist.  If additional testing is required the psychologist will discuss this with you prior to this taking place. 

FEES: The fees for an assessment vary, and therefore, it is best if you call our helpful administration team to discuss your exact needs and be provided with a quote (07) 3515 0172.

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 01/01/2024

Please provide more than 48 hours notice on business days* in order to avoid cancellation fees. If cancellation occurs within 2 business days of the appointment then a cancellation fee will apply.  Note that cancellation fees may apply even for unavoidable sickness. 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 (on business days) = $60

Cancelled with less than 24 hours notice (on business days) = $115

DNA/No show = Full cost of session

 Neuropsychological Assessment Cancellation Fees

Cancelled with less than 48 hours notice but more than 24 hours notice  (on business days) = 1/4 the cost of the assessment component

Cancelled with less than 24 hours notice (on business days) = 1/2 the cost of the assessment component

DNA/No Show = Full price of the assessment component

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.

* 2 Business Days mean that if your appointment is on 2pm on Monday, you need to let us know before 2pm on Thursday of the proceeding week. 

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 $137.05 per session with a Clinical Psychologist, or $93.35 with a Generalist Psychologist or Neuropsychologist. 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:

  • 10 individual sessions with a psychologist per calendar year; plus 
  • 10 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 $93.35 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 $93.35 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan (Medicare does not provide a rebate for cognitive testing)
  • 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:  Will attract a Medicare Rebate of $93.35 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan (Medicare does not provide a rebate for cognitive testing)
  • 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 $137.05 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:  Will attract a Medicare Rebate of $93.35 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan (Medicare does not provide a rebate for cognitive testing)
  • 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.