Bayside Psychology

Fees & Accessibility

Sessions are confidential and private and usually 50 minutes to an hour in length. The number of sessions you will require will be negotiated between you and your psychologist. Evening and Saturday appointments may be available to suit your convenience.

Fees

Standard consulting fee: $190.00 (one hour session)
(Please note: A cancellation fee of $50.00 will be charged if you fail to cancel your appointment with 24 hours notice or fail to attend your scheduled appointment.)

Medicare

Medicare provides a rebate of $124.50 for clinical psychologists and $84.80 for all other psychologists who are referred by their GP, a psychiatrist or a pediatrician for treatment of a mental health disorder.  See our services page for information about mental health disorders.

To claim this rebate you will require a referral letter plus a GP Mental Health Care Plan (MBS 2715 or 2712) from your GP or just a referral letter from your psychiatrist or pediatrician.
You are entitled to 10 sessions each calendar year from Medicare. Your referring doctor will review your progress after six sessions.

On the spot Medicare rebates are available.

Bulk Billing

This practice is not a bulk billing practice. All of our psychologists are experienced psychologists who require added qualifications and experience and have to meet stringent annual professional development requirements to maintain their registrations.

Our psychologists may reduce their fees or bulk bill in exceptional circumstances only.

Medicare Local/ATAPS

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, your GP may choose to refer you to our clinic via Medicare Local or ATAPS (Access to Allied Psychological Services). Upon approval of your application to ATAPS, there is no fee incurred for your sessions. This program also entitles you up to 12 sessions per calendar year.

Private Insurance

Rebates are available from your Private Health fund for psychology services. Check with your fund to see if you are covered. If you are, on the spot rebates are available at time of payment.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Most organisations provide free services for employees. At this practice we provide free services – on referral – for ADF, Ambulance, Teachers’ Union, SES and several private businesses.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

If you have a DVA white or gold card you may be entitled to psychological sessions with no fee incurred.

 

Our psychologists may also be able to see you with no incursion of a fee if you have a current claim with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), WorkCover, or Victims of Crime Tribunal.