Fees & Rebates.
We are committed to providing accessible and high quality psychological treatment. Our fees are set well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
You don’t need a referral to see a psychologist at Broulee Psychology. However, many of our clients are eligible for a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions within a calendar year with a Mental Health Care Plan and referral from their GP. The Medicare rebate to see a Clinical Psychologist is $126.50. With a Mental Health Care Plan clients pay just under $70 out of pocket per session for a standard consultation.
We accept referrals from Workcover, DVA and Victims’ of Crime.
A standard psychological consultation is for 50 minutes.
Initial consultations require additional documentation and administration and therefore attract a slightly higher fee. Initial consultations are charged at $220. Fees are $195 for standard consultations. Fees are payable at the time of your appointment and can be paid by cash, credit card or eftpos. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club.
Please note Medicare rebates only apply when a client is present at a session. For child clients, the initial session is completed with parents only so a Medicare rebate cannot be claimed.
Rebates are available through Medicare for eligible clients. Medicare will provide part refunds for up to 10 sessions per year. You must be referred by a GP to access this rebate and have completed a Mental Health Care Plan. GP’s usually require that you book in with them for a “long consultation” in order to assess your eligibility for this scheme.
Medicare clients pay for the whole amount of the psychology session up front. Clients who are registered for online Medicare payments can claim at Broulee Psychology or can take the receipt to Medicare for a part refund. There will be a gap fee amount per session. These out-of-pocket gap expenses will count towards the Medicare Safety Net at the end of each Tax year.
Further, three additional sessions per year are rebatable under Medicare for women who are pregnant or have recently had a pregnancy termination.
Rebates are available through Private Health Insurance funds. Please contact your fund for information about their rates as rebates vary depending on the Private Health company and the policy you are on. The session is paid for at the time of the consultation and you then take/send the receipt to your health fund for a rebate.
For more information about our psychology services and fees please read our frequently asked questions or contact us.