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Fees + Rebates:
Consultations are typically 50 minutes long
and the fee is $170 ($45 out-of-pocket after Medicare rebate
is claimed). Unfortunately, Federal Government has not increased the Medicare
rebate since 2012.
(no out of pocket expense) may be available for people who are
unemployed or on a pension under an appropriate
Mental Health Care Plan (see 'Rebates' Below).
Please check prior to first appointment. Bulk Billed appointments
will be offered during normal business hours. Appointments that are
cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will attract a $40 fee to
cover rental costs. This fee is an out of
Clients with a relevant psychological problem
and an appropriate Medicare referral are eligible for Medicare rebates
for up to 10 visits per calendar year. The rebate is currently $124.50 per 50 minute session. Ask your GP if
a Mental Health Care Plan is appropriate - if so, your GP can
then prepare the plan and write you a referral. You will need to
bring the referral to your
first session. The full fee needs to be finalised at appointment
time and the rebate can normally be processed on the spot into your
EFTPOS-linked bank account.
For more information
regarding Medicare rebates please visit this Government website
For non-Medicare Patients a part of the fee may be claimable with
your private health fund, depending on your health plan. It is
very important that you check your entitlements with your health fund before
Some insurance services involve no fee
to the client since I
bill the relevant party directly provided prior arrangements have
been made. You must mention this and provide written evidence that
the insurance company is willing to pay before the first session begins.
provider number 8877
Medicare provider number upon
request (due to recent fraudulent activity using my provider number
with a private health fund)
of Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, EFTPOS,
and for those who hold a
Health Care Card, Bulk Billing may be available via Medicare (with an appropriate
referral only - see rebates above).
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