Those clients who have been referred by a GP under the Better Access Scheme will get substantial rebates for 10 individual AND 10 group sessions per calendar year. Although you can claim the Medicare rebate, there is usually a gap fee involved.
Rebates as at 01/11/2012 (The Government will not increase the rebates until 2018!)
Clinical Psychology – Individual Service $124.50
Clinical Psychology – Group Service $31.65
Generalist Psychologist – Rebate of $84.80
Clients who have reached the Medicare safety net threshold pay only a small gap fee of approx. $10.00 – $18.00, depending on session length.
Privately paying clients pay $205.00 per 50 minute session (8am-4pm) or $225.00 (4-9pm, Saturdays). The gap fee is $75.00 / $95.00 (after hours).
Concession rates ($40 gap) can be negotiated for individuals who are students, unemployed, or those who are experiencing financial hardship. No gap treatment is possible under the ATAPS program. Please talk to us or your GP.
Couples therapy is a surcharge of $20.00 to the individual session per 50 minute session. Medicare rebates are not available for couples therapy.
New clients pay a non refundable deposit of $60.00 to secure the appointment. The deposit is offset against the first session fee.