Clinical Psychologist Fees

Fees, Rebates and Policies

Psychologist Fee Medicare Rebate Gap Fee
Clinical psychologist $220 $137.05 $82.95
Psychologist $210 $93.35 $116.65

Consultation Fee

A standard consultation session is 50-55 minutes in length. Brisbane Family Psychology is not a bulk-billing clinic. Payment is taken at the end of the session via debit card, credit card or cash.

Referrals

Referrals are not required to see a psychologist.

Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)

If you have a MHCP from a GP or psychiatrist you are eligible for the the medicare rebate as listed in the above table. A MHCP entitles you to 10 appointments per calendar year with the rebate noted above, for each session. After the sixth session, your psychologist will send a brief letter back to the referring GP outlining your progress and requesting a new MHCP for the remaining four sessions. If you have a MHCP you will receive the medicare rebate 1-2 days after the appointment.

If you have a referral or MHCP, please bring it along to your first appointment Please let your psychologist know if you already have a MHCP which you have used with another psychologist previously, and how many sessions you have used.

Private Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance you may be eligible for a private health rebate. Please check this with your private health fund. Please note that clinical psychologist fees cannot be claimed under private health insurance if you are already claiming them under Medicare.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, 48 hours’ notice is required otherwise a cancellation fee of $110 will be applied. In the event of failure to attend an appointment, this same fee of $110 will be applied.

Letters

Letters are provided at the discretion of the treating psychologist. Letters are not usually provided at the initial appointment as it is likely your psychologist will want to see you for a certain number of sessions before agreeing to provide a letter. There may also be an extra cost for a letter to be written. Brisbane Family Psychology does not provide medical certificates.

Reports

Report writing will be at the discretion of the treating psychologist and will incur an extra cost.

Legal Matters

Legal matters will be undertaken at the discretion of the treating psychologist.

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