PsychologyCare Psychologist Fees in Melbourne - Including Medicare Rebate as of 1st January 2024


Therapist Fees

All therapists at PsychologyCare are independent contractors who set the fees for their appointments, therefore fees may vary between therapists. The therapist fees below are given as a guide and are subject to change. Please contact our Administration team on 0390881122 to discuss exact costs. 

Fees Psychologist Melbourne



**After Hours Fees: A surcharge of $40 applies for all consultations at or after 5 PM on a weekday and all Saturday appointments.

*Medicare Rebates: can be claimed for up to 10 psychology sessions per calendar year if you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) and a Valid Referral from a GP, Psychiatrist, or Paediatrician.

Important Notes:

  • Medicare rebates are not available for appointments with Psychotherapists or for Couples Therapy.
  • The Medicare rebate can be claimed for up to 10 psychology sessions per calendar year if you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) and a Valid Referral from a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician.
  • It’s important to note that the Medicare rebate will not cover the full cost of your session. You will be required to pay the full consultation fee at the time of your appointment and we will process the Medicare Rebate for you providing we have all the valid documentation required.
  • If you have private health insurance with extras cover, you may be eligible for further rebates or coverage for psychology services. We recommend contacting your health insurance provider for more information.

If you have any questions about our fees, Medicare rebates, or the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team is here to assist you.


Private Health Insurance Coverage for Psychology Services

Many individuals have private health insurance that includes extras cover, which can be used to offset the costs of psychological services. If your private health insurance policy includes mental health services, you may receive additional rebates or coverage. This can be especially beneficial if you exceed the limit of 10 Medicare-subsidised sessions per year or if you seek services that are not covered by Medicare, such as appointments with psychotherapists. It is advisable to contact your insurance provider directly to understand the specific terms of your coverage, including any deductibles or co-payments that might apply, as well as the process for claiming these benefits.


Referral Process to See a Psychologist

To access psychological services under Medicare, a valid referral from a General Practitioner (GP), psychiatrist, or paediatrician is required. This referral is part of a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP), which is necessary to claim the Medicare rebate. The referral and treatment plan outline the reasons for seeking psychological help and set goals for your therapy. It’s important to bring all relevant documentation to your first appointment to ensure that the Medicare rebate can be processed promptly. Referrals from a GP are typically valid for up to 10 sessions per calendar year, after which a review or a new referral may be necessary to continue accessing subsidised sessions.


Importance of a Mental Health Care Plan


A Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) is a comprehensive approach to care for individuals experiencing mental health issues, designed by your GP, psychiatrist, or paediatrician. The plan assesses your mental health needs and outlines the services you will receive to address them. Creating an MHTP involves a detailed evaluation, which includes discussing your health history, mental health issues, and any other concerns that might affect your mental wellbeing. This plan is crucial as it not only facilitates access to subsidised psychological services under Medicare for up to 10 sessions per year but also helps structure your treatment journey, ensuring that it addresses your specific needs effectively.