Psychologist appointment and Fees
Our psychologist is available Tuesdays to Fridays from 8:45am (first appointment time) to 5:15pm (last appointment time) in Springwood, Blue Mountains. Our fees are below the Australian Association of Psychologists recommended rates of $265 per session.
Clients with a Mental Health Treatment Plan are eligible for a rebate of $88.25 for a maximum of 10 sessions per calendar year plus 10 additional extra COVID sessions to support those most impacted by COVID-19 (these extra rebates will be available up until 30 June 2022).
We are able to process the rebate directly to your bank account once the full fee is paid. We do not offer Bulk Billing appointments however we implement sliding scale fees to allow as many client as possible to benefit from therapy. If you have exhausted your Medicare entitlements for the year, you may wish to use private health cover entitlements if you have any, or continue on a fee-paying basis.
Fees start from as little as $91.75 (with a Medicare rebate) while the full fee is $180 per 50 minutes appointment.
Couples counselling (Gottman Method) is offered at $200 per 50 minutes appointment. Unfortunately Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for couple counselling at the moment. Couples can complete the comprehensive online Gottman relationship check up which costs 39USD and it is payable directly to the Gottman Institute (please note that we do not charge extra to interpret test results and prepare for the feedback session).
Private Health Funds
We offer HICAPS claiming for participating funds. Note with a wireless terminal, not all funds are equipped for wireless-level security in which case you will be provided with a paid invoice to make your claim. Please check in advance with your fund if your policy covers psychology services, and if there are any specific item numbers or codes they require.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA Health Cards)
We provide no-fee, no-gap electronic claiming for clients who hold a DVA Gold Card or a DVA White Card with a valid GP referral.
NDIS is billed directly at the industry standard fees. We are able to assist NDIS participants who are self managing their plan, or are using a plan-management organization to handle their funding.
Cancellation policy includes cancellations for sickness or other unforeseen reasons such as emergencies (it is not possible to claim a Medicare rebate for missed appointments).
Appointments cancelled with more than 2 business days’ notice no fee.
Appointments cancelled within 2 business days 50% cost of the appointment.
Appointments cancelled within less than 1 business day 100% cost of the appointment.
We reserve the right to reschedule appointments at any time, without compensation, if it is deemed necessary. In case of multiple cancellations we reserve the right of terminating therapy.