Payments and Rebates


  • Clients with case numbers from  Workers Compensation insurers, motor vehicle insurers or other groups who accept accounts from  Psychologists  pay nothing.
  • For salaried clients, if paid on the same day,  the fee is  $150 (reduced depending on circumstance) . Refunds are possible with private health providers.
  • For any person, salaried or not, who has  mental health care plan sessions available and brings the doctors referral,  Medicare will rebate $87.45 against your fee
Same day processing is possible if you bring your medicare card and your eftpos and or credit card
(Please Note: Medicare refunds cannot be placed on credit cards)
  • If you are a pensioner a lower rate will be accepted, but due to overhead costs a waiting list applies.
    (The terminal accepts a credit or eftpos card and medicare require their refund to return  to your eftpos card via the swipe of the medicare card. Or I will  waive your contribution entirely  (sometimes a waiting list applies)
Nonattendance without 6 hours notice means that costs will have been incurred and a $50 fee is sometimes requested especially when nonattendance occurs two or three times.
These fees are particularly generous given the APS recommend a fee to cover overheads of $254 per 50 minute session for the 2018/19 year.


The different medicare rates and the different quality of service:

I am often asked by people who have already been to a clinical psychologist why the rates are different.
Currently, Medicare only identify one form of specialisation within the psychology field. Research has been conducted that has shown outcomes are similar despite the categorisation of general versus clinical psychologist performing the service.
I have an endorsement as a Health Psychologist and am now a Fellow of the College of Health Psychologists and hold a certificate showing full membership of the APS for 40 years, but due to the Medicare ruling must claim for general psychology rates.
Your account will be sent to the agency.
Your account will be sent to the lawyer and negotiation to pay a part payment as you go might be required.
The account will be sent to the employer or their agency.