FEES & REBATES

Fees - Counselling

 

Monday - Friday:

Counselling sessions with Psychologists are 50 minutes duration and the fee is $190. The Medicare rebate for eligible clients is $86.15.  50 minute individual counselling sessions with practice directors Yvonne Kilpatrick or Zoë Parry are $200 and the applicable Medicare rebate is $86.15.

Counselling sessions with Heather Lilley, Counsellor/Clinical Social Worker are 50 minutes duration and the fee is $190. The Medicare rebate for eligible clients is $75.95.

Sessions with Clinical Psychologists Dr Miriam Kirby and Pauline Calameri are 50 minutes duration and the fee is $230. The Medicare rebate for eligible clients is $126.50.

We also offer 70 minute couples therapy sessions and the associated fee is $260.  

 

The fee for 90 minute Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) sessions is $290.

Saturday:

Individual therapy sessions with Psychologists on Saturdays are 50 minutes duration and the fee is $220. The Medicare rebate for eligible clients is $86.15. 

Couple therapy sessions with Psychologists on Saturdays are 50 minutes duration and the fee is $230. No Medicare rebate applies.
 

Fees - Assessments

The fee for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic assessment for a child is $1300 which includes a comprehensive written diagnostic report and parent feedback session.

The fee for our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic assessment for adults $2300 which includes a detailed diagnostic report.

 

The fee for diagnostic assessment of attentional issues (eg: ADHD) is $1440 and includes a comprehensive written report and parent feedback session.

Payment for assessments can be made in installments, by prior arrangement with our receptionist. Please let Debbie or Kate know if you would prefer to pay your fee in installments.  Please note, payment of the full fee is required before the psychologist writes their report.

Fees - Insurance & Third Party Funded Services

Our fees for services funded by insurers or other third parties are based on WorkCover WA recommended fees. Please advise our receptionist on 9456 0411 if you would like to see one of our psychologists in relation to a worker's compensation or motor vehicle accident claim.  

Appointment Cancellations

We require 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, which allows us enough time to offer your appointment to other clients. If you do not provide 48 hours notice, you will be charged the full session fee. Medicare and private health fund rebates do not apply for late cancellation or non-attendance fees. 

Please note, if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we reserve the right to reschedule the appointment (rather than offer a shorter session) if we believe rescheduling will allow us to provide better care or quality of service.  If for some reason, your practitioner is running late for your appointment, you are welcome to reschedule if you prefer.

 

Payment of Accounts

Fees must be paid in full on the day of your session and we have EFTPOS facilities for your convenience. Our fees are subject to change with 4 weeks notice and any changes will be published on this site. 

 

Private Health Insurance Rebates

Many private health insurance funds provide a rebate for services provided by psychologists. We encourage you to contact your health insurance fund prior to your appointment to find out whether your policy covers services provided by your chosen psychologist. We have HICAPS which allows you to lodge your private health insurance claim at our office.

 

Can I claim a rebate from Medicare?

In order to obtain a rebate from Medicare, your General Practitioner (GP) must complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) with you and refer you to our practice. Your GP will assess whether you are eligible for a MHTP referral and you will generally need to book a longer appointment with your GP to discuss this.

 

If a Mental Health Treatment Plan and referral letter have been completed by your doctor, you will be able to obtain a Medicare rebate of $86.15 per psychology session or $126.50 per clinical psychology session. The Medicare rebate for sessions with Heather Lilley (Clinical Social Worker) is $75.95. We offer Medicare online claiming which allows Medicare to deposit your rebate directly into your nominated bank account.

A maximum of 10 Medicare eligible sessions are available each calendar year. You must visit your referring doctor after attending 6 sessions, to ascertain whether further sessions are appropriate and if so, your doctor may refer you for a further 4 sessions. You can use your MHTP referral to see any practitioner, even if their name does not appear on the referral letter from your GP.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

© 2020 - Amherst Psychology