FEES & REBATES

FEES

STANDARD FEES

Our fees vary depending on the psychologist and range from $130 (concession rate) to $195 per hour.  Fees are slightly higher for after hours appointments (Monday to Friday 5pm to 9pm and all day Saturdays).  We have HICAPS and Medicare processing facilities and process rebates on the spot.

Appointments are for 55 minutes.

COUPLES 

Our fees for couples are slightly higher than for individual appointments and range from $130 (Health Care Card holders) to $195.  Standard couples appointments are for 55 minutes however it is often recommended that couples book an 85 minute appointment especially for the initial appointment.  The fee for 85 minute appointments is 1.5 times the standard fee.

BULK BILLING & CONCESSION RATES

Bulk billing is available for Health Care Card holders for daytime appointments only (9am to 4pm Monday to Friday).  You must have a current Health Care Card and present this along with your Mental Health Plan (from a GP) at your first appointment.  Please note: Not all of our counsellors offer bulk billing appointments.

There is no Bulk Billing for couples. For couples with a HCC we offer a discounted rate of $130.

Concession rates are available for individual appointments where there is genuine financial hardship (daytime appointments only). The approximate out of pocket rate with a Mental Health Plan is between $30 and $45.

TAC & WORKCOVER

We are registered with the TAC and most Workcover providers.  If you are eligible for counselling under either of these services we will invoice your provider directly and you will not pay anything out of pocket.  We require the contact details of your case manager and your claim number prior to your first appointment so we can verify your eligibility and the invoicing procedures.

REBATES

MEDICARE

Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. To access the Medicare Rebate, you need your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist.

The rebate amount varies and we will inform you of this amount when you book an appointment. In general, out of pocket expenses range from $45 to $100 for a 55 minute appointment.

Get a Medicare rebate on the spot

If you are an referred to Port Phillip Psychology by your GP, you may be eligible to receive a rebate for 10 counselling sessions per Calendar Year through the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative.

In most cases, eligible Medicare Rebates can be processed on the spot  with the funds transferred directly into your bank account.

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REBATES

All our psychologists are registered with all private health insurers. If your insurer covers you under ‘extras cover’, you may be entitled to a rebate. At Port Phillip Psychology we can process your private health rebate on the spot and you only pay the out of pocket expense.

Call us on 9585 4710 to discuss any of these options further.

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