Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to see a psychologist. However, to be eligible to obtain Medicare rebates you will require a referral from your GP.
Under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), a Medicare rebate of $124.50 per session is available for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
Under a referral for Non-Directive Perinatal Counselling, a Medicare rebate of approximately $60 is available for up to 3 sessions for individuals who are currently pregnant or have been pregnant in the previous 12 months and are seeking support around pregnancy-related issues.
How long is a session?
Sessions are 50-minutes in length.
How much do sessions cost?
Sessions cost $180. If you are eligible for the Medicare rebate under a MHCP, you will be $55.50 out of pocket.
Payment is required in full at the end of each session, and rebates are generally processed within 1 to 2 business days.
What happens if I can not make an appointment?
Changes made later than 9 am on the weekday prior to your scheduled appointment incur a fee of $80.
When are you available for appointments?
Mondays 8 am to 8 pm
Thursdays 8 am to 2 pm