Suite 3, Level 5,
154 Elizabeth Street
02 8205 7877
Individual sessions: You do not need a referral from a doctor to book a private treatment session with us. However, if your General Practitioner (GP). Psychiatrist or child’s paediatrician provides a Mental Health Care Plan, and considers that you have a diagnosable mental disorder you will be eligible for Medicare rebates.
The term “mental disorder” is used to describe a range of diagnoses, including Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Disorders and a number of childhood emotional and behavioural disorders.
Group sessions: Referrals to a group can be made directly by the individual, a family member, by an allied health professional, or by services such as the Department of Community Services, Department of Corrective Services and NSW Probation and Parole Service. The individual’s consent will be needed to make a referral via a third party.
FEES & REBATES
Non-medicare rebate sessions are $220. For rebatable sessions, these incur a fee of $180 for a Psychologist or $220 for a Clinical Psychologist.
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, Medicare will reimburse you up to $124.50 for clinical psychologists and $84.80 for general psychologists per session, for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
Group session rates vary depending on upon your individual financial status and type of treatment.
If you have private health insurance, a proportion of the fees may be redeemable from your private health insurance, depending on your health plan. Please contact your health care provider to find out about redeemable rates.
Bulk billing Pensioners and those on unemployment benefits are eligible to be bulk billed.
Our rates are considerably lower than The Australian Psychological Society recommended fee for psychological services, which is currently $246 per standard individual session. (http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Recommended-Fee-Flyer.pdf)
When to pay: Payment for treatment is to be made at the time of the appointment. Payment for reports must be made before the report is released.
Methods: We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, EFT transfer and credit card.
Third party payments: We accept payment by third parties such as organisations like the Church, or the Department of Community Services. Where this is the case, fees will be billed directly to the third party involved and incur GST.
Cancellation fees: Any appointment cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee.
Medicare will not reimburse for missed appointments.
Claims are processed using the Medicare Easy Claim system. When you pay for your session, your Medicare card will be swiped through the EFTPOS terminal, your claim details are instantly verified, and your rebate will be paid directly into your nominated account.
Victims Services: The Approved Counselling Scheme provides free face-to-face counselling to victims of violent crimes that have occurred in NSW. Visit www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 633 063 for more information.
Other Government payments can be made for a number of types of counselling. Visit www.psychology.org.au for more information.
To make an appointment, please contact our admin staff or fill in our referral form.
Appointments are available Mon-Fri during business hours.
After-hours sessions are subject to availability.
Individual sessions run for approximately 50 minutes.
Group sessions run for approximately 1 to 3 hours depending on the type of group you are allocated to.