Practitioners set their own fees and should be contacted directly for such information.
Medicare benefits are available for a range of specified psychological services for people with certain conditions. To be eligible to receive psychological services under Medicare, a person must be referred by his or her GP or in some instances by a psychiatrist or a paediatrician.
Eligible patients can claim up to ten sessions per calendar year through Medicare.
Private Health Fund
Many private health funds offer a rebate for treatment sessions with a General or Clinical Psychologist. It is a good idea to check with your fund to ensure that they cover mental health consultations. Health fund rebates do not require a GP referral. Please also note that you cannot claim from Medicare and your health fund for the same consultation.