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Therapy/Counselling Fees

Clinical Psychologist

Medicare/Private

Initial Consult: $290.00

Medicare Rebate*: $136.35

Out of Pocket: $153.65

Subsequent session: $275

Medicare Rebate*: $137.05

Out of Pocket: $137.95

 

Private Health:

Rebates may apply - check with your fund

NDIS (Plan/self-managed)

$214.41

Registered Psychologist

Medicare/Private

Initial consult: $250.00

Medicare Rebate*: $93.35

Out of Pocket: $156.65

Subsequent session: $230

Medicare Rebate*: $93.35

Out of Pocket: $136.65

 

Private Health:

Rebates may apply - check with your fund

NDIS (Plan/self-managed)

$214.41

Provisional Psychologist

Private

Initial consult: $155

Medicare Rebate: N/A

Subsequent session: $135

Medicare Rebate: N/A

Private Health:

N/A

NDIS (Plan/self-managed)

$156.16

Registered Counsellor

Private

Session Fee: $160

Medicare Rebate: N/A

 

Private Health:

Rebates may apply - check with your fund

NDIS (Plan/self-managed)

$156.16

Please Note: Appointments before 9am and after 5.00pm Monday - Friday attract an additional surcharge of $20.

Wellbeing in Mind is NOT a Bulk Billing practice. Payment is required at the time of the consultation.   However, we understand that times are tough for many people right now.  We do provide a sliding scale of fees for families who are experiencing financial difficulties. Please discuss your situation with your treating psychologist

 

The fees quoted above are for 50 minute consultations.  Additional fees will be charged for letters/reports.

 

*Medicare Rebates and Mental Health Treatment Plans

All our Clinical and Registered Psychologists are registered with Medicare and rebates are available for eligible clients. Upon visiting your GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist, they will make an assessment about whether you are eligible for Mental Health Treatment Plan, and may refer you to a psychologist. Eligible clients are entitled to up to:

  • 10 individual sessions with a psychologist per calendar year; plus

  • 10 group therapy sessions with a psychologist per calendar year

 

You will need to have your Mental Health Treatment Plan before you come to the first session with your Psychologist in order for your rebate to be processed. Your Medicare rebate will be processed electronically at the end of your consultation. 

 

Other Government Initiatives

A range of government bodies offer mental health funding for those meeting eligibility requirements.  Wellbeing in Mind Psychological Services are able to submit claims for treatment to the following organisations:

 

Private Health Insurance Rebates

If you have ‘extras’ private health insurance, you may be eligible to claim rebates for psychological and counselling sessions. Each insurance company is different, and rebates depend on extras cover schemes which can change over time, therefore we recommend that you check with your insurer about rebate amounts.

Private health claims are processed on site and clients are required to pay the gap amount in full via credit card immediately after the appointment.

 

Please note: Private health and Medicare rebates cannot be used for the same appointment.  

 

Payment Methods

Individuals:  Payment for the full consultation fee is due at the end of your appointment.  EFTPOS facilities are available at the practice. At the same time, your Medicare rebate (if applicable) will be claimed and Medicare will deposit the corresponding rebate into your nominated bank account. It is up to you to ensure that your bank details with Medicare are up to date. 

Organisations: An invoice will be issued, and payment will be required within 7 days of the invoice via electronic bank transfer, credit card (over the phone), or cheque. Payment details will be provided on the invoice.

 

Cancellations

We require 48 hours notice on business days** to reschedule or cancel a session without incurring any extra fees. Please click here for our cancelation policy. 

**Our office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday.  Monday appointments therefore have to be cancelled on a Thursday to avoid cancelation fees

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