Fees and Rebates

Psychological Therapy Fees – From 1st July 2021

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 2021, please call reception on (07) 3510 2104.

 

Psychological Therapy Fees – Medicare, Private Health, and No Rebate

From 01/07/2021 – 30/06/2022

Team Member

Full Fee+

Medicare Rebate 2021-22

Private Health Rebate

Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

$213

$88.25

Depends on cover

Clinical Psychologist

$225

$129.55

Depends on cover

Team Leader

$229

$129.55

Depends on cover

Director

$232

$129.55

Depends on cover

+ $20 surcharge for Initial Appointment

+ $20 for After Hours Appointment (5pm on Weekdays and Weekends)

* Medicare rebate is expected to increase from 1st July 2021

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

Very Short Report

>1 page

$50

Short Report

1-2 pages

$210

Medium Report

3-4 pages

$400

Long Report

5 pages

$630

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

Neuropsychological Assessment & Therapy Fees – From 1st July 2021

Type of Assessment

Time

Age Range

Useful for following presentations

Involves

Cost

(without GST)

Cost

(with GST)

IQ Assessment

2 hours testing

2 hours report

Children 6 – 17 years

& Adults

Suspected Intellectual Impairment

•Clinical Interview

•Measure of Intelligence

•Measure of Adaptive Functioning

•Report

$1060

$1062

Brief Cognitive Screening Assessment

3 hours testing

3 hours report

Children 6 – 17 years

& Adults

Screening for:

Dementia

Neurological Conditions

Concussion

•Clinical Interview

•Brief screening of cognitive abilities

•Report

$1610

$1615

Learning Disorders Assessment

3 hours testing

3 hours report

Children 6 – 17 years

& Adults

Suspected learning issues

•Clinical Interview

•Measure of intelligence

•Measure of learning skills

•Report

$1610

$1615

Comprehensive Neuro-psychological Assessment

5 hours testing

5 hours report writing

Children 6 – 17 years

& Adults

Traumatic Brain Injury

Dementia

Neurological Disorders/Conditions (Stroke, Epilepsy, MS, tumours etc)

Post-Concussion Syndrome

•Clinical Interview

•Measures of a broad range of cognitive abilities

•Report

$2270

$2277

ADHD Assessment

5 hours testing

5 hours report writing

Children 6 – 17 years

& Adults

Suspected ADHD

•Clinical Interview

•Measures of Attention and Executive Dysfunction

•Measures of other neuropsychological skills

•Report

$2270

$2277

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment

5 hours testing

5 hours report writing

Children 10-17 years

& Adults

Suspected ASD

•Clinical Interview

•Collateral Structured Interview

•ASD measure

•Intelligence Measure

•Other cognitive tests as necessary

•Report

$2270

$2277

Capacity Neuro-psychological Assessment

6-8 hours testing

6-8 hours report writing

Adults

Issues with decision making due to neurological problems

•Clinical Interview

•Collateral Interview

•Neuropsychological Tests

•Capacity Tests and •Interview

•Comprehensive Report

$2890

$3179

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 2021

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. Bank charges are also applied in addition. Cancellation fees are as follows:

Psychological Therapy Cancellation Fees

Cancelled with less than 48 hours but more than 24 hours = $50 +GST

Cancelled with less than 24 hours notice = $100 +GST

DNA/No show = Full cost of session +GST

 Neuropsychological Cancellation Fees

Cancelled with less than 48 hours notice but more than 24 hours notice  = $200 +GST

Cancelled with less than 24 hours notice = $400

A deposit of $400 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.

 

We understand that from time to time something unexpected can happen, please let us know if this occurs for you at your earliest convenience. 

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 $128.40 per session with a Clinical Psychologist, or $87.45 with a Generalist Psychologist or 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 $87.45 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 $87.45 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 Neurosychology 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 $128.40 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 insurance company 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 consultations is 200.

Private Health Rebates are processed electronically through HICAPS at the end of your appointment if your fund uses this service. Alternatively, you may still be able to claim rebates by presenting a receipt to your insurer.

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.

 

 

 

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