The number of appointments required varies for individuals. This can be discussed with the psychologist following assessment.
With a GP or Psychiatrist referral a rebate for approximately 70% of the session fee can be claimed through Medicare for up to 10 sessions. Rebates can also be obtained on most private health insurance (“extras”) policies.
Referrals from your GP or Psychiatrist are not essential and you are most welcome to self-refer.
Evening appointments are available.
First appointment can usually be scheduled within the first week of contact.
First appointments or assessments may be extended sessions (e.g. 90-120 minutes long).
Please do not hesitate to call, and we will answer your questions or schedule an appointment as soon as is possible.
If you would like to be referred now please either contact us on 0434 272 055 or ask your GP to fax a copy of your mental health plan to 03 9972 2606.
All the information your GP needs to refer to PsychologyCare can be printed out here and given to the GP who will then send PsychologyCare a referral or give it to you to give to one of us.
The Medicare rebate for Clinical Psychology services is $124.50 per session. Medicare will rebate 10 sessions of psychological therapy per calendar year. The rebate amount applies for each session.
Our fee is $210 a session, so following rebate total cost to the individual would be $85.50 per session (for up to 10 sessions).