FEES AND REBATES
At Psych Connect we are proud to offer our clients competitively priced fees.
Standard Individual Treatment Session: $120 per session (50 mins)
Bulk billing is available, for those who have no source of income and receive Newstart Allowance or Disability Support Disability (DSP), or Aged Pension. Bulk billing option is not available for clients with complex and acute needs at this stage.
To receive Medicare rebates, you will need a referral from your GP (or a psychiatrist or pediatrician). You need to discuss with your doctors if you meet the requirements. They will complete a mental health assessment form and give you a referral to a registered psychologist. If you are referred under a Mental Health Care Plan, you are entitled to a Medicare Rebate for a maximum of 10 sessions per calendar year.
Your initial referral will allow a rebate to be claimed for 6 sessions. The initial session guides treatment approach/ goals/plan and how often the remaining sessions will be organised. After session 6, the psychologist is required to send a progress report to your GP, at which time your GP will review the report and you may be referred for a further 4 sessions.
Further information can be found on Medicare website:
If you have already used any sessions on your existing Mental Care Plan with another Psychologist, please advise us when you make a booking.
Psych Connect will charge $120 per session, and your Medicare rebate of $86.15 can be directly refunded into your account.
Other benefit options:
Private health insurance
Health fund rebates for registered psychological services are provided by most health funds under their ancillary/extra options. These rebates vary depending on your health fund, and your level of cover. Please discuss this with your health fund before booking for further details. We have HICAPS facility to allow rebates on session fees. Normally there is no need for a referral to claim for private health psychology services.
Our psychologists are registered to see Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients. Please check with DVA before booking an appointment with one of our psychologists. You will need a referral from an approved practitioner. Please refer to DVA website for further information:
Clients who have a WorkCover claim, need to speak with their GP or WorkCover officer to access psychological services under WorkCover. Psychologists can provide assistance in coping with work related injury or stress which can enable workers to recover, and return to work. Please let us know if require a Workcover service and make sure you have your claim number ready before making an appointment. You do not need to pay any fee for psychological services under WorkCover.
Relationship Counselling /Couple Sessions: $150 per hour
Professional Supervision: $120 per hour
Cognitive Assessments and Reports: It usually requires 4-5 hours ($140 per hour) including initial consultation, conducting measures and obtaining collateral information, and providing brief report writing. However, writing a comprehensive report would incur additional fee between $500-$700. Please be prepared as this fee can vary dependent on the assessments required and the tasks involved. The psychologist will inform you of the cost required in advance.
PLEASE NOTE MEDICARE REBATE DOES NOT COVER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS.
Payment is to be made on the day of each consultation. This enables us to keep fees down and prevents an accumulation of debts. We are happy to accept most credit cards and offer EFTPOS facilities through HICAP terminal.
At Psych Connect, we work based on trust and mutual commitment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, you need to give us at least 24 hours’ notice. If the appointment is missed or late notice given, a cancellation fee of $50 will be charged.