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 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.