BETTER ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE: To access the Medicare Scheme, you need to visit your general practitioner (GP), psychiatrist or pediatrician and ask for a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). If you qualify, you are entitled to a maximum of 10 sessions per calendar year.
Consultation fees are $210 per session for individual therapy. Family and Couple Therapy are $250 per session. In you have a Mental Health Care Plan, Medicare will cover $124.50 per session. The rebate will be into your bank account a day after the session.
Bulk billing is available for some patients who are experiencing financial difficulties.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE: Many private health providers provide rebates for psychological services. Please check with your health insurance provider for further details.
PRIVATE SESSIONS: Ascent Psychology provides private sessions for clients who do not wish to use Medicare or are not covered by this. Our fee are $210 per session for individual therapy and $250 for Family and Couple therapy.This fee is negotiable for low-income patients.