Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

 

Fees and Rebates

 
FEES


The current APS recommended fee for psychological services is $218.00 for a 50-60 minute consultation and charges are pro-rata for longer consultations.  

MEDICARE CLIENTS

Anna is a registered Medicare provider.  We do not provide bulk billing.  A discounted fee in cash is charged at the time of consultation.  Clients qualifying under Medicare can claim significant rebates of up to $122 per session for the services of a Clinical Psychologist.  To be eligible for a rebate, you will need to be referred under a GP Mental Health Plan by your doctor or a psychiatrist.
 
CORPORATE AND COMPENSATION CLIENTS

Compensation clients, please note:
A written referral from your doctor is to be presented at the Initial Interview with the psychologist. Clients are responsible for informing their insurer, employer, or their solicitor of their intention to receive psychological services.  Where an employer, insurance company or other organisation has accepted liability for the cost of a client's treatment, such liability needs to be confirmed in writing early in the treatment.  Following each consultation, a full fee is charged to the insurer or the employer who accepts liability for the cost of treatment.  A billing address is to be provided by the client to their psychologist.

PRIVATE CLIENTS

A doctor's referral is not necessary to attend this practice as a private client.  A rebate may be claimed from many Private Health Funds.  To claim a rebate, you will need to be covered by ancillary benefits insurance (extras table). Please refer to the following website for information on rebates: http://www.psychology.org.au/community/health_insurance/
Affordable fees are available for clients who do not belong to a private medical fund or who experience financial hardship. Please inform us of your particular circumstances at the time of making an appointment.

TELEPHONE AND INTERNET COUNSELLING

Telephone or Internet counselling is charged via Paypal, Master Card or Visa.  We require the full fee to be paid at the time of making an appointment.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS

The full fee for Psychological Assessment or Treatment reports is required to be prepaid via corporate cheque or electronic transfer to our account.  Details will be provided on request.  Reports are usually provided within five working days of full payment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation policy applies. The full fee is payable for non-attendance or late cancellation, irrespective of the reason for non-attendance. At least 24-hours notice of cancellation is required.



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