This practice does not bulk-bill. Payment is due at the time of the appointment. The following methods of payment are accepted: Cash, EFTPOS, and VISA/Master Card (sorry we do not accept AMEX). Scripts will not be released until full payment is made.
A referral from your General Practitioner (GP), Paediatrician or Psychiatrist is required to access Medicare rebates for psychotherapy sessions. If you plan to use private health insurance for your treatment, you do not need a referral.
Medicare rebates are available for psychological services provided under a Mental Health Care Plan. This plan is a referral that is completed by a GP or specialist, which provides access to Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual sessions per person, per calendar year. After accessing the first six therapy sessions, you will need to see your referring GP to review your progress. After review, your GP will provide a referral for an additional four sessions, if required.
Patients are able to claim a single rebate for each therapy session attended. Medicare and private health insurance rebates are not able to be claimed for the same consultation.
For more information visit the Human Services website.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
- If you have private health cover, you may be able to claim for the cost of your Psychotherapy services. We advise you to check with your insurance provider to obtain further information regarding your level of cover, prior to commencing services. You do not require a referral if you are planning to claim from a private health fund.
- This practice requires at least 24 hours notice of non-attendance. Failure to attend or cancel within this timeframe will result in a 50% charge of the consultation fee being levied. This allows us to give valuable appointment times to other clients. Please allow enough time to avoid incurring fees.
WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS
- Consultation fees may be covered in the case of a workers compensation claim. Please consult with your workers compensation insurer or employer for further information.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS (DVA)
- Consultation fees may be covered by DVA. Please consult with the Department or your GP for further information.