How much does it cost to see a psychologist?
At Grove Psychology, we've worked hard to keep our prices as low as possible. Our fees are significantly lower than the recommended fee from the Australian Psychological Society.
Here are some common questions we get in regards to coming to see one of our psychologists.
How much does it cost to a psychologist at Grove Psychology?
The total cost will depend on which psychologist you see. As we have both Clinical Psychologists and Registered Psychologists, who receive slightly different rebate rates from Medicare, we have decided for simplicity to keep the out of pocket difference to you the same (if you have a Mental Health Care Plan). The out of pocket expense to you is approximately $63. As of 1/3/20, the cost to see our Clinical Psychologist is $190 and our Registered Psychologist $150.
Does it cost the same amount each session?
Yes. Each session goes for 50 minutes and as such we keep the price the same for each session.
I have a referral from my doctor, do I get a rebate?
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, you may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare.
The total cost will be slightly different depending on whether you see a Clinical Psychologist or a Registered Psychologist, as the rebates from Medicare are slightly different, however, for simplicity, we have decided to keep the out of pocket expenses the same. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan, the out of pocket expense will be around $63 per session. For your ease, we are able to process your Medicare rebate on your behalf.
Do you bulk-bill?
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer bulk-billing. This is mainly due to high costs associated with running a private practice and our efforts to keep out of pocket expenses to a minimum.
Can I use a Mental Health Care Plan for relationship counselling?
We do offer relationship counselling. Unfortunately, this is not covered under a Mental Health Care Plan prepared by a doctor.
I have private health insurance
If you have private health insurance, you may be entitled to a rebate from your health insurer. Please check you with your health insurer to determine your level of coverage. At Grove Psychology we are able to process your health insurance rebate on the day, meaning you pay just the gap.
I have an insurance claim
In some circumstances, such as Worker's Compensation or a motor vehicle accident, your doctor may refer you for counselling. You will need a referral from your doctor, an insurance claim number, and confirmation from your insurance that you are eligible to receive counselling. Most insurance companies will inform you on the number of sessions you are allowed to receive.
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