Rebates & Fees
Clinical Psychological Services
As of 1st July 2015 our fees for Clinical Psychology services are $195 per 50 minute session. This is considerably lower than the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fees for private practice psychological services at $235 per 50 minute session. Please note that fees are payable at the time of consultation.
Medicare offer rebates for clients who are referred by a GP, psychiatrist or pediatrician under a Mental Health Care Plan. Rebates are $124.50 per 50-minute hour, leaving a gap of $70.50. Medicare offer 10 individual sessions per calendar year and up to 10 group therapy sessions, where appropriate. After six sessions you will need to see your GP again to evaluate whether the additional four sessions are required. Medicare does not currently offer rebates for clients who wish to skype due to geographical location.
Clients who hold a current Health Care Card or government pension card may be eligible to be bulk billed.
Seeing a Clinical Psychologist ensures you receive the highest possible rebate from Medicare.
Gateway offers the convenience of HICAPS technology, which means that Medicare/private health cover rebates can be credited to your bank account at the time of consultation.
Private Health Insurance
Most private health insurers offer rebates on psychological services. Rebates will vary based on your level of cover. Most private health fund rebates are also processed at the time of consultation. Please note you cannot use your private health insurance to top up the medicare rebates for these services. You will need to decide if you will use medicare or your private health cover to pay for psychological services.
Fees depend on the nature and duration of the assessment. Please contact the clinic to discuss this further.
As we have a waiting list our appointments are valuable. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please do so 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid paying the full fee. This will enable us to provide the appointment to other clients in need.
Please contact us to see how these rebates may apply to you.