Full Fee Services
Your investment for SevenEight psychology sessions is $140 per hour for individuals and $220 per hour for couples.
Health care card holders not eligible for Better Access are charged in line with the Medicare rebate ($85 per session).
Payment is required in full at the time of your appointment by cash, debit or credit card. I do not currently have the ability to take EFTPOS payments.
Better Access Initiative
I provide no-gap, bulk-billed sessions under the Better Access initiative for health care card holders. If you do not have a health care card there will be a small out of pocket expense. The Medicare rebate is currently $84.80 leaving a gap payment of $55.20 which is payable at the time of your appointment. Should you be experiencing financial hardship but are ineligible for a health care card, please call me to discuss your situation.
Your GP or psychiatrist can determine if you are able to access a rebate via the Better Access initiative. If you are eligible for treatment under the scheme, your doctor will complete a referral letter and mental health care plan, enabling you to receive up to 10 sessions per calendar year (an initial six sessions plus a further four sessions if required).
You may be eligible for treatment under Better Access if you are experiencing any of the following difficulties:
- alcohol use disorder
- anxiety disorders
- adjustment disorder
- attention-deficit disorder
- bereavement disorder
- bipolar disorder
- conduct disorder
- co-occurring anxiety and depression
- drug use disorder
- eating disorders
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- panic disorder
- phobic disorder
- post traumatic stress disorder
- psychotic disorders
- sexual disorders
- sleep disorders
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
I accept DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) as payment upon receiving a referral from your GP, specialist, or hospital discharge planner, and there is no out of pocket expense for these services.
Private Health Insurance
Some levels of health insurance provide cover for psychology. Your level of cover will determine the rebate you receive, however there will usually be a gap between your health fund’s benefit and the full fee amount – which is your ‘out of pocket’ expense. I do not have HICAPS facilities therefore payment for the full session rate will be required at the time of your appointment. You will then be able to submit your invoice and claim for reimbursement through to your health insurer. You can not use your health insurance to ‘top up’ your benefits if you are being treated under a mental health care plan.