Fees and Rebates

Remember psychology session is an investment, it is not just an expense.

At Psych Connect we believe in offering affordable and effective mental health care to our clients.  The current Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee for psychological services is $267 per hour. We offer significantly less than the APS recommended fee for the year ending 30 June 2022.

Medicare rebates

To receive Medicare rebates, you will need a referral (Mental Health Care Plan-MHCP) from your GP (or a psychiatrist or     paediatrician). Clients are entitled to a Medicare Rebate for a maximum of 20 sessions per calendar year. Please note, this arrangement is currently available until the 31st  December 2021. At this stage Telehealth sessions are also only approved until 31/12/2021.

The referral process has been explained in more details under FAQ.

For more information on the Medicare rebate for Psychologists please go to: http://www.psychology.org.au/medicare/

Please note that having a mental health care plan DOES NOT mean your sessions will be bulk billed.                        

Our Fee Schedule as of 1 September 2021

 Psychological Therapy Fees – Under Mental Health Care Plan

ServiceConsultation FeeMedicare RebateOut-of-Pocket
Clinical Psychologist$180$129.55$50.45
Psychologist (General)$150$88.25$61.75
Relationship/Couple Counselling$160No rebate$160
Psychological Therapy Reports (1-2 pages)$160No rebate$176 (GST inclusive)
Clinical Supervision$160$176 (GST inclusive)

Please note that Medicare does not currently provide rebates for couples therapy, cognitive assessments. If you are not eligible for rebates from Medicare and you hold a private health insurance, you can check with your health insurer about your psychology sessions.

Psychological Assessment Fees

 

Adults & Children (age 8+ years) Assessments

Cognitive AssessmentsADHD (ADD) AssessmentsAutism Spectrum Disorder Assessment (ASD)Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) AssessmentsNDIS (Functional Capacity)
Cognitive assessment for learning difficulties, dyslexia, memory problems, or cognitive functioning

  • 1 hr pre-interview
  • 2-hr cognitive assessment of general intelligence using the
  • WAIS-IV
  • 4 hrs scoring test/report preparation
  • 1 hr feedback session
ADHD Diagnostic Assessments

  • 2-hr intake session/Diagnostic Interview/ screening questionaries
  • 1 hr testing
  • 4 hr scoring test/report preparation
  • 1 hr feedback session
ASD Diagnostic Assessments and Observation

  • 2hr pre-interview
  • 2-hr ASD assessment
  • 4 hr scoring test/report preparation
  • 1 hr feedback session
Screening and assessment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (e.g., CAPS-5)

  • 1 hr pre-interview
  • 2hr Screening and assessment for PTSD
  • 4 hr scoring test/report preparation
  • 1 hr feedback session
Adoptive behaviour & functioning capacity assessment includes:

  • 1 hr pre-interview
  • 2-hour functional capacity assessment (e.g., Vineland and relevant measures)
  • 4 hr scoring test/report preparation
  • 1 hr feedback session
$1440$1440$1620$1440$1712

Please note: The report for all the psychological assessments will be completed within 3-4 weeks of assessment completion. The total fee can vary when additional activities are undertaken (e.g. liaising/meeting with stakeholders).

Psychological Therapy Fees Covered by Third Party

Third PartyDetailsFee
Private Health FundDepends on the level of CoverPlease check with your insurer to determine your level of cover and rebate amount. We will provide the receipt of payment so that you can claim on your rebate through your private health insurance.
Work CoverFor those suffering a work-related injury or illness (Work safe – speak to your GP and/or employer)Fees are covered by Work Cover. You need to have a claim number/referral.
NDISPsych Connect offers psychology services to plan and self- managed NDIS participantsNDIS will cover the fees for eligible participants as per NDIS fee schedule.
DVAIf you are a current or former member of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and hold White or Gold Card you are entitled to certain benefits, including psychological treatment for mental health conditions. Some limits may apply for White card holders (please contact DVA to check your entitlements).
To claim DVA benefits, you require a referral from your GP to your psychologist.
Fees are covered by DVA as per fee schedule.
https://www.dva.gov.au/what-happened-factsheets

Payment:

Payment is to be made on the day of each consultation. We accept most credit cards and offer EFTPOS facilities through HICAP terminal. Please bring a bank card so that Medicare Rebate can be deposited into your nominated account. 

Cancellation Policy

When an appointment is booked, we reserve the whole hour especially for you. If you are unable to keep your appointment, you require to give us at least 48 hours notice.

The following cancellation policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another person who may be on a waiting list for that appointment.

  • A $50 fee will be charged for cancellation with less than 48 hours notice.
  • The FULL FEE will be charged for an appointment that has been missed with no notice (non-attendance).

We understand sometimes clients are unable to keep their appointments due to sudden unexpected personal emergency.  If this happens to you, please contact us as soon as possible to explain the problem.

Please note that our booking system sends a text message prior to your appointment, and if no confirmation is received within 48 hours, the scheduled appointment will be cancelled and allocated to another client.