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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 & Rebate

Our consultation fee is $210 per session for individual therapy. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan, Medicare will cover $124.50 per session and your Gap will be $85.50 per session. The Medicare rebate will be reimbursed into your nominated bank account one working day after the session.

Family and Couple Therapy fee is $250 per session. (This is not covered by Medicare).

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 Medicare. Our fee is $210 per session for individual therapy and $250 for Family and Couple therapy. This fee is negotiable for low-income patients.

Resources

In an emergency, please call 000 or contact one of the following helplines:

Lifeline
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

13 11 14
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

1800 55 1800
https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Beyond Blue
Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

1300 22 4636
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Suicide Call Back Service
The Suicide Call Back Service provides immediate telephone counselling and support in a crisis. Your call will be answered by a counsellor with specialist skills in working with suicide-related issues.

1300 659 467
https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

You may also find the following resources useful:

Black Dog Institute
Translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Anxiety Treatment Australia
A specialised anxiety clinic primarily focuses on treating anxiety disorders and stress management techniques to individuals and businesses through one on one consultations and workshops.

http://www.anxietyaustralia.com.au/

Medicare
Medicare is the primary funder of health care in Australia, funding primary health care for Australian citizens and permanent residents, operated by the Department of Human Services.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/medicare

Australian Psychological Society
APS is the leading association for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 24,000 members.

https://www.psychology.org.au/

Australian Govt Department of Health (for Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
Department of the Government of Australia charged with overseeing the running of Australia’s health system, including supporting universal and affordable access to medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services.

http://www.health.gov.au/

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