THE PSYCHOLOGY HUB FEES AND REBATES

Fee Schedule 1 July 2018-31 June 2019
Standard Session at our Clinic

Clinical Psychology (50-60mins)

Out of Pocket (Standard fee less rebates)
Private Paying $199
Private Paying- Concession Card Holder $179
Mental Health Care Plan (concession card holder) $54.50 ($124.50 rebate)
Mental Health Care Plan (no concession card) $74.50 ($124.50 rebate)
Enhanced Primary Care Plan $146.05 ($52.95 rebate)
HCWA (no concession card) $114.50 ($84.50 rebate)
HCWA (concession card) $94.50 ($84.50 rebate)
   
NDIS Fee
NDIS (self managed) $199
NDIS Agency or Plan Managed Maximum NDIS Rates
$150-$200 charged to NDIS Plan
Standard Session outside of our clinic
Clinical Psychology (50-60mins)
Private Paying $222*
Mental Health Care Plan $75.50 ($146.50 rebate)*
Diagnostic Assessments
ASD, Developmental, ADHD, IQ, Intellectual Developmental Disorder
$1200-$2200 approx. (excludes rebates)
Travel % of standard rate in 15 min increments + GST

e.g., 15mins = $49.75+ GST

  NDIS participants charged at standard NDIS scheduled fee
Phone calls $199 p/h
Cancellation Fees $100 + GST <36hrs notice
  90% fee for NDIS patients from 3pm day before appointment
Payment Processing Fees Maximum 1.9% + $1 (excluding NDIS participants)

*Excluding travel costs

As of the 1 July 2019 our NDIS fees will increase by $11 for all NDIS managed funds (self, agency and plan managed). This will bring us in line with the new Federal Government NDIS Price Increases.). Please note funding in participant plans will be automatically adjusted to reflect the changes in the price limits for therapy. YOU DO NOT need to seek a plan review to access additional funds.

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

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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