appointments and fees - qualia psychology

APPOINTMENTS & FEES

Our fees are set below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

CONSULTATION FEES

Psychology appointments are $150. With a GP referral/Mental Health Care Plan, your Medicare rebate of $86.15 can be processed on the spot. Your out of pocket cost is $63.85.

*We provide reduced fee sessions for valid concession card holders. Concession fees for consultations are $130 (Out of pocket fee $43.85).

Consultations with Dione are 50 minutes long.

MEDICARE REBATES

You do not need a referral to see a psychologist. However, if you would like to claim Medicare rebates for psychology sessions, you will need a referral and a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Psychiatrists and paediatricians can also provide Mental Health Care Plans. This will entitle you to claim rebates for 10 sessions per calendar year.

HEALTH FUND REBATES

Some private health funds offer rebates for psychology services. The amount of the rebate depends on your level of cover. Most private health funds require you to pay for your session upfront, and they reimburse you upon production of the receipt from your session.

Pleas note that you cannot claim both Medicare and private health fund rebates for the same session.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that life can be busy and that you may need to reschedule your appointment from time to time. We do our best to be flexible, but please note that we require 48 hours' notice to reschedule or cancel an appointment.

When appointments are booked we reserve the whole hour especially for you, therefore the following cancellation policy is in place:

  • If for some reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, no cancellation fee is charged if you provide more than 48 hours' notice.
  • If less than 24 hours' notice is given a cancellation fee of $50 will be charged.
  • For cancellations on the day of an appointment or non-attendance, the full session fee will be charged.

This policy is in place to allow for us to offer the allocated time to another client who may be on a cancellation or waiting list for an appointment. Please be aware that Medicare does not cover cancelled/missed appointments.

We understand that sometimes you may be unable to keep an appointment because of sudden illness or an unexpected personal emergency. If this happens to you, please contact us as soon as possible to explain the situation.

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