Billing & Fees

Better Access Scheme – Medicare*

Psychological assessment and treatment sessions usually take 50-60 minutes. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, Medicare provides a significant rebate towards the total cost. The out of pocket fee for a consultation will be approximately $65. Patients are eligible to receive a total of 10 individual sessions per year. This is based on Government budget allocation and is not representative of how many sessions a patient may need.

In addition to individual therapy sessions, Medicare provides rebates towards Group Therapy sessions. Patients can access up to 10 individual sessions and 10 Group sessions per calendar year.

TAC and Workcover*

Patients with an accepted TAC or Workcover claim do not have to pay an out of pocket expense. Our psychologists are registered to provide psychological assessment and treatment for TAC and Workcover patients. The number of sessions is dependent upon the type of claim you have.

Private Health Cover*

Psychological assessment and treatment sessions usually take 50-60 minutes. Patients with Private Health cover receive rebates towards a consultation. The number of rebated sessions and the out of pocket fee will depend on the type of cover you have.

Billing

The Emerald Psychology Practice uses the HICAPS billing system to allow for a convenient and efficient payment process. Patients can receive their Medicare and Private Health Cover rebates immediately. Medicare and EFTPOS cards are required in order to process rebates.

*24-hour notice is required to cancel appointments or a 50% cancellation fee may be charged.