Fees & Rebates

Service Fees & Medicare Rebates

 

There are a number of ways to receive funding, or partial reimbursment, for the cost of seeing a psychologist or clinical psychologist regarding mental health issues.

 

Medicare

Medicare provides rebates for Psychological Services through the Better Access to Mental Health Care and Chronic Disease Management Initiatives. To access rebates through the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative you will need a current GP Mental Health Treatment Plan which can be obtained through, you guessed it, your General Practitioner. This will allow you to claim up to 10 sessions per calendar year and is currently the best way of obtaining a rebate for psychology visits.

You can use the Chronic Disease Management Initiative for seeing a Psychologist, however, the rebate is much lower. There are other referral pathways for obtaining a Medicare Rebate for Psychological Services. This link to the Australian Psychological Society website provides some useful information on this subject. If you require any further clarification regarding our schedule of fees and/or rebates please feel free to contact us.

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is now up and running in the Toowoomba Region. As a registered NDIS service provider we can provide Psychological Services to eligible NDIS Participants. Regional & Rural Mental Health Services is currently registered to provide:

If your plan is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) there is no out of pocket expense for accessing our services as we directly bill the NDIA. More information about the NDIS can be found here.


Fee Schedule


Printable PDF Fee Schedule


Psychologist

Consultations (1Hr): $150.00

(Medicare Rebates are available with an appropriate referral)

Reports

Summary report: $80.00*

Cognitive Assessments

Intellectual ability assessment: $1,095.00*

Includes:

1 hour initial interview: $150.00

2 hours testing (WISC IV): $300.00

3 hours scoring, interpretation and report preparation: $495.00*

1 hour feedback session: $150.00

*price includes GST

Please note that services paid for by a third party attract 10% GST on all fees.


Clinical Psychologist

Consultations (1Hr): $200.00

(Medicare Rebates are available with an appropriate referral)

Diagnostic assessment: $490.00*

Includes: 2 hours face to face assessment: $400.00, written diagnosis letter: $90.00*

Reports

Summary report: $90.00*

Cognitive Assessments

Intellectual ability assessment: $1,460.00*

Includes:

1 hour initial interview: $200.00

2 hours testing (WISC IV): $400.00

3 hours scoring, interpretation and report preparation: $660.00*

1 hour feedback session: $200.00

 

Neuropsychological assessment: $1,880.00*

Includes:

1 hour initial interview: $200.00

3 hours testing: $600.00

4 hours scoring, interpretation and report preparation: $880.00*

1 hour feedback session: $200.00