Referrals & Fees

Fees

Consultation fees and rebates depend on whether you wish to consult with me as an NDIS participant, a private client or via Medicare and the length of your consultation. I am not a bulk billing clinic.

Sessions can be subsidised with a mental health plan or other agencies by arrangement.

FEEL: Psychology fees are below the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fees for psychological services. If you have any questions, please message or contact me directly.

  • Initial consultation under Medicare (1.5 hours) $180 (less Medicare rebate of $88.25, leaving a Gap Fee payable by the client = $91.75)
  • Consultations under Medicare thereafter $160 per 50 min consultation (less Medicare rebate of $88.25 leaving a Gap fee payable by the client = $71.75); Concession, $140 per 50 minutes (less Medicare rebate/gap fee of $87.45 leaving a Gap fee payable by the client = $51.75)
  • Video conferencing options (Telehealth) are available when needed regarding COVID-19
  • Private Health Insurance Rebates may apply (please check directly with your insurer)
  • If you do not wish to consult with me under a mental health care plan, I can consult with you as a private client; note that no rebate is applicable.
  • Fees charged for NDIS supports will always remain in line with the guidelines.

Cancellation policy: 

A 50-minute session is booked just for you. I do my best not to keep you waiting, and only book one client per hour. Please contact me as soon as possible to re-reschedule if you are unable to attend as arranged. If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, or you don’t turn up to your appointment, you may be charged a cancellation fee of $50. This fee is not covered by Medicare / Third Parties and applies to all clients. The cancellation fee must be paid within 7 days or at your next appointment, whichever is earlier should you wish to proceed with working with me.

Referrals

NDIS:

If you are consulting with me via the NDIS you can self-refer by contacting me directly, or, you can be referred by your NDIS LAC or your NDIS Support Coordinator.

Fees charged will always follow the NDIS guidelines and are charged in line with how your plan is managed e.g., NDIA managed, Plan agency Managed or Self-Managed. These details will be discussed with you in your first consultation

Medicare:

Under the Allied Health Initiative for Better Mental Health Outcomes, individuals are able to access specific psychological services and receive a Medicare rebate. This rebate is designed to allow more people within the community to access psychological assistance when in need. The initiative allows persons who are referred by their GP under a Mental Health Care Plan to claim Medicare rebates for attended appointments.

FEEL: Psychology & Yoga is not a bulk billing practice, however with a Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP, you will be eligible to receive Medicare rebated appointments for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

Approaching a GP for a Mental Health Care Plan:

  • Phone your local Medical Practice and ask the receptionist to book in a longer consultation with your doctor as you will be requiring a Mental Health Care Plan assessment (please note a Mental Health Care Plan requires additional time to be completed).
  • Discuss your concerns with your GP and ask him/her to complete a Mental Health Care Plan (if you are eligible) so that you can access psychological services and receive a Medicare rebate.
  • If you are eligible, you should leave the GP appointment with a Mental Health Care Plan at which stage you can call to book in an appointment.
  • Make sure you bring your Mental Health Care Plan to your first appointment OR have your GP send this to me directly.

Private health funds:

Although most private health funds give rebates for services by a registered psychologist, you cannot claim on both Medicare and your health fund. As health funds vary on the amounts they rebate, please contact your fund for specific information.

Private clients:

No Mental Health Care Plan necessary – pay as you go – no rebates available.