THE PSYCHOLOGY HUB FEES AND REBATES

Fee Schedule 1 July 2019-31 June 2020
Standard Session at our Clinic

Clinical Psychology (50-60mins)

Out of Pocket (Standard fee less rebates)
Private Paying $200
Private Paying- Concession Card Holder $180
Mental Health Care Plan (concession card holder) $180 (fee)
$126.50 (rebate)
$53.50 (out of pocket)
Mental Health Care Plan (no concession card) $200 (fee)
($126.50 rebate)
$73.50 (out of pocket after rebate)
Chronic Disease Management Plan $200 (fee)
($53.80 rebate)
$146.20 (out of pocket)
Helping Children With Autism /HCWA (no concession card) $200 (fee)
($86.15 rebate)
$113.85 (out of pocket)
HCWA (concession card) $200
($86.15 rebate)
$93.85 (out of pocket)
Standard Session at our Clinic General
Psychologist
 
Private Paying $170 (fee)
Mental Health Care Plan $170 (fee)
($86.15 rebate)
83.85 (out of pocket)
Chronic Disease Management $170 (fee)
(53.80 rebate)
$116.20 (out of pocket)
Helping Children with Autism $170(fee)
(86.15 rebate)
$83.85 out of pocket
Standard Session outside of our clinic
Clinical Psychology (50-60mins)
Private Paying $225*
Mental Health Care Plan $225 (fee)
($148 rebate)*
$77 out of pocket
Standard Session outside of our clinic
General Psychology (50-60mins)
Private Paying $195*
Mental Health Care Plan $195 (fee)
($108.25 rebate)
$86.75 (out of pocket)
NDIS NO OUT OF POCKET COST
Charged as per NDIS Schedule of fees
Early Intervention Supports –Early
Childhood (15_001_0118_1_3)
Therapeutic Supports (15_054_0128_1_3)
Behaviour Support (Specialist Behavioural
Intervention Support 11_022_0110_7_3)
$0 ($214.41)
Behaviour Support
(Behaviour Management Plan Incl. Training
In Behaviour Management Strategies
11_023_0110_7_3)
$0 ($193.99)
Diagnostic Assessments
ASD, Developmental, ADHD, IQ,
Intellectual Developmental Disorder
$1500-$2800 approx. (excludes rebates)
Reports Charged at 4hrs
Travel % of standard rate in 15 min increments +
GST e.g., 15mins = $50+ GST (clinical
psychologist)
Phone calls $200 p/h (clinical Psychologist)
$170 p/h (general psychologist)
Cancellation Fees $100 + GST <36hrs notice
90% fee for NDIS patients for less than 2
business days’ notice
Phone calls $200 p/h (clinical Psychologist)
$170 p/h (General Psychologist)
Payment Processing Fees Maximum 1.9% + $1 (excluding NDIS
participants)
Workcover Workcover fees are approximately $183

*Excluding travel costs

PATHWAYS TO REBATES

Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative (Mental Health Care Plan)

1) You must be referred under a Mental Health Treatment Plan by your GP, a paediatrician or psychiatrist

2) You must bring your referral with your Mental Health Treatment Plan to your appointment

3) After 6 appointments the referrer will be provided with a report from your practitioner. This report will outline the assessment and treatment provided, recommendations and if necessary a request for further appointments

4) If further appointments are required, you will need to return to the referrer for a review. The review will determine eligibility for up to an additional 4 appointments (totaling 10 appointments in a calendar year)

5) You can then return to the practitioner for the specified number of appointments

Helping Children With Autism/PDD (HCWA) Initiative

Assessment/Diagnosis

1) The child must be under 13 years of age and referred by a consultant psychiatrist or paediatrician.

2) Medicare rebates are available up to 4 assessment services. The services may consist of a number of different allied health services (e.g., psychology, occupational therapy, speech therapy) and it is up to the referrer to determine how these are allocated.

Treatment

1) The child must be under 15 years of age and the treatment management plan was put in place before their 13th birthday.

2) They must be referred by a consultant psychiatrist or paediatrician

3) Medicare rebates are available for up to 20 appointments. It will be up to the referring practitioner to determine how these are allocated to the different allied health services

4) On the completion of treatment the treating practitioner will provide the referrer with a report of the treatment provided and recommendations

Better Start for Children with a Disability (only applies where NDIS doesn’t)

1) Children with ASD/PDD and an eligible disability can access either this initiative or HCWA but not both. Eligible disabilities include:

  • Sight impairment that results in vision less than or equal to 6/18 vision or equivalent field loss in the better eye with correction
  •  Hearing impairment that results in  -a hearing loss of 40 decibels or greater in the better ear across 4 frequencies or – permanent conductive hearing loss and auditory neuropathy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fragile X
  • Down Syndrome

1) The child must be under 13 years of age and referred by a specialist, consultant physician or GP

2) Medicare rebates are available up to 4 assessment services. The services may consist of a number of different allied health services (e.g., psychology, occupational therapy, speech therapy) and it is up to the referrer to determine how these are allocated.

Treatment

1) The child must be under 15 years of age and the treatment management plan was put in place before their 13th birthday.

2) They must be referred by a consultant psychiatrist or paediatrician

3) Medicare rebates are available for up to 20 appointments. It will be up to the referring practitioner to determine how these are allocated to the different allied health services

4) On the completion of treatment the treating practitioner will provide the referrer with a report of the treatment provided and recommendations

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.

To access NDIS services and become a participant you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa,
  • Reside in Australia
  • Be aged less than 65 years old when initially entering NDIS
  • Have a permanent disability that significantly impacts your ability to participate in everyday activities

To check if you are eligible click here go to  www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible

If you meet the criteria and you would like to become an NDIS participant, call 1800 800 110 and ask to make an Access Request.

Chronic Disease Management Initiative (formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care)

1) For patients with a chronic or terminal medical condition referred by their GP

2) Up to 5 allied health services (in a calendar year)

3) On the completion of treatment the treating practitioner will provide the referrer with a report of the treatment provided and recommendations

FaHCSIA (will not apply if child has NDIS funding)

Workcover

We provide psychological services via QLD Workcover

Workcover fees are approximately $183 ( “more information can be found here” https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/178086/2019-Psychology-table-of-costs.pdf)

For more information on medicare rebates please go to www.health.gov.au; on early intervention funding go to www.dss.gov.au; NDIS go to www.ndis.gov.au/participants, workcover go to www.worksafe.qld.gov.au

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