Fees and Rebates

PRIVATE CONSULTATION FEES AND PRIVATE HEALTH REBATES

As a private client, you do not require a doctor’s referral to access the services of Aspire Clinical Psychology.

Fees

Aspire Clinical Psychology’s fee is $150 for a standard consultation (55 minutes).

Fees are payable in full at the end of each consultation.

Bulk billing is not offered by Aspire Clinical Psychology.

Aspire Clinical Psychology consultation fees are substantially lower than those set out in the National Schedule of Recommended Fees of the Australian Psychological Society.

If you have ‘Extras’ private health insurance cover for psychology, you would be eligible for a rebate through your health insurer for therapy consultations. Please contact your health insurer to ascertain whether you have cover for psychology services as part of your ‘Extras’, and the amount of rebate provided, as the rebates can vary amongst insurers.

For further information about payment for private consultations, see payment options.

Medicare Consultations and Medicare Rebates

Aspire Clinical Psychology services can also be accessed through the Medicare Funded Better Access to Mental Health Care Program, if you are assessed by your doctor as having a mental health issue which meets the criteria for referral to a psychologist.  Examples of mental health issues which are covered include anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, trauma, bereavement, and a number of others.

To be eligible for Medicare rebates, your general practitioner (GP) needs to prepare what is referred to as a Mental Health Treatment Plan, together with a referral letter.

The total fee for a standard 55 minute consultation is $150 when referred through the Better Access to Mental Health Care program, and is payable in full on the day. With Medicare Easyclaim facilities, the Medicare rebate can be claimed electronically on the day and deposited in most cases immediately back into your bank account using your Eftpos card (either a savings or cheque account.)

There are two levels of Medicare rebates for psychology services through the Better Access Program:

  • $124.50 per session for Clinical Psychologists
  • $  84.80 per session for Psychologists

As I am a Medicare registered Clinical Psychology provider, you would receive the higher Medicare rebate of $124.50 per standard consultation.  The gap payment would be $25.50.

For further information see appointments and referrals, payment options, and the APS fact sheet on Medicare Services provided by psychologists through the Better Access to Mental Health Care Program.

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