The Australian Psychological Society (APS) publishes a recommended schedule of fees as a guide for psychologists providing private psychology services. The 2018-2019 schedule has set the standard 45-60 minute consultation fee at $254.
However, at Brookfield Psychology, a standard 50-60 minute consultation is $180.
With a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP, you may be eligible for a rebate of $86.15 per session for up to 10 consultations with a registered psychologist per calendar year. Clients referred for non-directive pregnancy support counselling may be eligible for a Medicare rebate of $63.20 per consultation for up to 3 consultations per pregnancy.
Private Health Fund ?
Belong to a private health fund? You may be able to claim a rebate for psychological services from your insurer. The amount of the rebate will depend upon your fund and your level of cover – check with your insurer for an exact per session rebate figure.
Assessments and other services are charged at a different rate. Please drop me a line if you would like to know more.