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Clinical Psychology Fees & Information
The most affordable way for private clients to access our clinical psychology services is by getting a referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan from either a GP, Psychiatrist, or Paediatrician. This will allow individuals to claim a generous rebate through Medicare.
Fees for services under Medicare are as follows:
• Online 50-minute individual session with Jamie Marshall, Clinical Psychologist: $225.The Medicare rebate is currently $126.50. Clients will therefore be out-of-pocket (i.e. have a gap fee) $98.50.
• Online 30-minute individual session with Jamie Marshall, Clinical Psychologist: $145.The Medicare rebate is currently $86.15. Clients will therefore be out-of-pocket (i.e. have a gap fee) $58.85.
• Online group session: $50 per session. The Medicare rebate for group sessions is currently $32.15. Clients will therefore be out-of-pocket (i.e. have a gap fee) $17.85.
PLEASE NOTE: MEDICARE REBATES FOR ONLINE / TELEHEALTH SERVICES WITH A PSYCHOLOGIST ARE CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN CERTAIN REGIONAL AREAS. To check if your area is eligible, and to find out further information about Medicare, please contact us, or visit: https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-ba-telehealth
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
We are currently going through the re-registration process with NDIS. Until that process is completed, people can only use their NDIS funding to pay for our clinical psychology services if they are on a self-managed plan.
All fees for NDIS participants are at $225 per session / hour.
If you have any queries about NDIS funding, please contact us, or visit: https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/how-ndis-works/mental-health-and-ndis
All clinical psychology services for clients referred under WorkCover (NSW) are free of charge to the individual, with all costs being covered by the relevant WorkCover insurer. For more details, please contact us, or visit: https://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
All clinical psychology services for clients referred under DVA are free of charge to the individual, with all costs being covered by the DVA. For more details, please contact us, or visit: https://www.dva.gov.au/factsheet-hsv99-mental-health-support-services.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
We are registered to provide clinical psychology services for several EAP providers. All services provided to clients referred under an EAP are free of charge to the individual, with all costs being covered by the EAP provider. For more details, please contact us, or contact your EAP provider.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance, you may be entitled to rebates for psychological therapy. Health insurance will often provide rebates of up to half of the total session fee. However, all health insurance providers are different, so clients are encouraged to contact their health insurance provider for more information.
Private Full-Fee Paying
For individuals and organisations who wish to access our clinical psychology services privately, all services are charged at $225 per hour. (This is less than the rate recommended by the Australian Psychological Society, currently at $254.) This rate includes all online / telehealth counselling, report writing, group or supervision facilitation, and travel.
Under Medicare, for most presenting concerns the maximum number of sessions that attract a rebate in a calendar year is ten. For eating disorders, the amount of sessions is 40.
In some circumstances, individuals may also be eligible for an additional Allied Health / Primary Health Care Plan that may allow them to access a further five sessions in a calendar year, but this attracts a larger out-of-pocket fee. Individuals are advised to speak to their GP for more details.
For those registered with the NDIS, the number of sessions allowable will depend on your funding plan. This will vary from person to person according to each individual’s needs and goals. This will be discussed when we meet you for the first time. For more information, please speak to your NDIS Plan Manager.
For those registered with the DVA, the number of sessions allowable will vary from person to person, depending on need.
For those registered with a WorkCover insurer, the number of sessions allowable will vary from person to person, but are usually only approved in maximum amounts of eight sessions. For more information, please speak to your case manager.
In the case of private health insurance, the number of allowable sessions is often only up to 5 in a calendar year, but again, individuals are asked to contact their insurer for further details.
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