Fees & Rebates

There are several different avenues for receiving assistance from allied health professionals including Psychologists. You are able to come in privately and cover the cost yourself, or claim through your health fund. Alternatively, you may wish to consider obtaining a referral which will enable you to claim some or all of the cost through Medicare.

PROGRAM: Better Access to Mental Health Care Plan

Who can use the Program?
Any age

How many times can I use the Program?
6 (+4 extra after review) individual therapy sessions and 6 (+4 extra with referral) group therapy sessions in total every year with a rebate of approx. $85 per session.

Who do I need to speak to for a Referral?
GP (local doctor)

Which private services can I use?
Occupational Therapist
Psychologist
Social Worker

PROGRAM: Enhanced PrimaryCare Plan (EPC)

Who can use the Program?
Any age

How many times can i use the Program?
5 therapy sessions in total every year with a rebate of approx. $85 per session

Who do I need to speak to for a Referral?
GP (local doctor)

Which private services can I use?
Speech pathologist
Audiologist
Occupational therapist (OT)
Podiatrist
Aboriginal Health Worker
Psychologist
Dietician
Diabetes Educator
Physiotherapist
Osteopath
Exercise Physiologist
Chiropractor

PROGRAM: Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)

Who can use the Program?
Under 13 years

How many times can i use the Program?
4 assessment sessions in total not every year

Who do I need to speak to for a Referral?
Paediatrician or Psychiatrist

Which private services can I use?
Speech pathologist Optometrist
Occ. Therapist
Physiotherapist
Psychologist
Orthoptist
Audiologist

PROGRAM: Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)

Who can use the Program?
Under 15 years

How many times can i use the Program?
20 therapy sessions in total not every year

Who do I need to speak to for a Referral?
Paediatrician or Psychiatrist (once a diagnosis has been made by a Psychologist)

Which private services can I use?
Speech pathologist Optometrist
Occ. Therapist
Physiotherapist
Psychologist
Orthoptist
Audiologist