FEE STRUCTURE

MEDICARE FEES

MEDICARE CLAIMS

Medicare rebates are available for psychological services that are provided under a Mental Health Care Plan. This Plan is completed by a General Practitioner (GP) and provides access to Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year.

  • You need to first visit your GP and explain your mental health concerns to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan and subsequent referral to a psychologist. It is advisable to book a longer consultation with your GP so that they have adequate time to develop a care plan with you.

  • Please ensure your letter of referral and Mental Health Care Plan has been forwarded to Glen Innes Psychology prior to your first consultation with the psychologist.

  • If a referral is made by a Psychiatrist or Paediatrician, a referral letter rather than a Mental Health Care Plan is required.

  • Eligibility for the full 10 session Medicare rebates is contingent on the client returning to the medical practitioner for a review of their progress after six psychological therapy sessions.

  • Further information can be obtained by visiting here

  • The client is responsible for paying any charges in excess of the Medicare benefit for items under this initiative. However, these out-of-pocket costs will count towards the Medicare Safety Net for that client.

  • A standard consultation is 50 minutes and costs $150.00, payable at the session by cash or EFTPOS. 

  • Independent clients who have private health care may be able to offset some of the fees and should contact their fund to discuss eligibility.

  • Concessional / Bulk-bill rate may be offered if there is financial hardship and/or the person is a holder of a current and valid Centrelink benefit card (for example, pension or health care card). Please discuss with Michelle prior to your appointment.

  • Please note you cannot use both Private Health care fund and Medicare rebate for the same session.

  • You do not need a referral to see me unless you wish to claim from Medicare.

  • Fees for psychometric assessments are available upon request.

 

NDIS SERVICES

I’m able to provide Behaviour Support (Improved Relationships line items) and Therapeutic Supports (Improved Daily Living line items for example individual and group counselling) for plan-managed and self-managed NDIS clients.

The services I provide are costed in accordance with the current NDIS price guide; however, the total cost of services also depends on the number of hours required to provide the outcomes you are seeking and travel distances involved. I will work with you to develop a service agreement that best meets your needs.

As a clinical psychologist, I can provide comprehensive cognitive and diagnostic assessments as part of Behaviour Support Plans when needed. 

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