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.

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NDIS SERVICES

I provide 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.

BUSHFIRE COUNSELLING

People presenting for bushfire services do not need to have a GP referral or to be diagnosed as having a mental health disorder. 

 

An eligible client is anyone who has had an adverse change in their mental health as a result of a bushfire which occurred in the 2019-20 financial year. This includes emergency services workers who have been affected by the bushfires.

 

The maximum number of sessions in each calendar year is 10, which can be offered face-to-face or by video conference for those living in a rural or remote area. People who have accessed these 10 ‘bushfire services’ may also access the 10 Better Access sessions if they meet eligibility criteria for that initiative.