Medicare, fees & rebates

Please contact Hepworth Psychology to discuss fees for psychological services in more detail.

Medicare rebates are available for most clients.  You can receive rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. To be eligible for Medicare rebates, you must be referred by a GP who will assess your suitability for a Mental Health Care Plan.

All psychologists at Hepworth Psychology are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and have Medicare provider numbers, enabling you to claim a Medicare rebate for your sessions.  The average out of pocket gap per session is about $50.

Hepworth Psychology is able to process Medicare rebates for you on the day of your appointment.  This way, you won’t need to visit a Medicare centre to claim and receive your rebate.  It  is transferred immediately into your bank account.

Further information on Medicare and Psychology Services is provided by the APS in this fact sheet.

If you are not eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan referral, have used all sessions on your plan for a calendar year, or do not wish to access a plan, you may be able to claim rebates via your private health insurance.  Please contact your health fund to obtain more information about rebates for psychology services.

Fees can be paid by cash, EFTPOS or credit card (VISA or Mastercard only).

 

Cancellation Policy:

We need reasonable notice if you are going to cancel your appointment. This allows the session to be offered to another client on the waiting list for an appointment.  If you cancel your session the day of, or the day before, your appointment, you will be charged a cancellation fee. A text message reminder is sent out 2 to 3 days prior to your session to remind you that your appointment is approaching.