Fees

Individual consultations (50 minutes) attract a fee of $165. If you obtain a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP or psychiatrist, you may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate of $87.45, for up to 20 sessions a calendar year. As a result, the out of pocket cost for a session is $77.55.


If you do not have a MHCP, or you wish to continue therapy after the 20 sessions per calendar year, private sessions are available. If you have Private  Health Insurance you may be eligible for a rebate by your provider depending on your level of cover. 


If you are a holder of a valid concession card (i.e., low income healthcare card or a pension card) consultation fees are set at a reduced rate. 


How do I pay for my session?

Payment is made on the day of your session with Mind Wellness Psychology using cash or card payments (EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard). If a report is requested you will be provided with an invoice and you will be able to pay cash, card, or Bank Deposit. 

Cancellations

Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment. If less than 24 hours notice is given you will be charged for the session.


Please note, for late cancellation or non-attendance, the Medicare Rebate will not apply and you will be required to pay the full cost of the session out of pocket. 

How long will my therapy session go for?

Standard sessions go for approximately 50 minutes. 

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No, you do not need a referral to see a psychologist. You are able to see Mind Wellness Psychology privately, however you will be ineligible for the Medicare Rebate.

How do I claim my Medicare Rebate?

Your Medicare rebate will be processed immediately after your session with Mind Wellness Psychology. Please allow up to 24 hours for this to appear in your bank account.


Please note that your current bank details must be lodged with Medicare in order for your rebate to be deposited automatically. 

Is my therapy session confidential?

All personal information shared will remain confidential except in the following situations                     

       - It is subpoenaed by a court or a summons, or otherwise required by law                      

       - There is a perceived serious risk of harm to yourself or another person                      

       - There is a perceived risk to a child from abuse or neglect            

       - Your written consent has been obtained to provide information or a report to another professional i.e., G.P, school, lawyer, or to disclose the ____information in another way (i.e., another parent or family member)