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Fees, Rebates & Referrals

If you hold a current Health Care, Pension or Concession Card we can Bulk Bill your Mental Health Care Plan appointments.

Corazon strongly believes that everyone should be able to access our services. Therefore, our standard consultation fees are in line with Medicare’s recommended Schedule Fees. This means that no matter which psychologist you see at our practice you will have a minimal out of pocket expense after receiving your Medicare rebate. For your convenience, we can process your Medicare and DVA rebate on the spot using our online processing software.

If you hold a current Health Care, Pension or Concession Card we can Bulk Bill your appointments with a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan referral. Please note: If you do not provide us with a current referral and Concession Card we are unable to bulk bill you for your appointment.

  Fee MHCP Rebate Out of Pocket

Clinical Psychologist

Standard Consultations of 50 mins
$157 $124.50 $32.50

General Practice Psychologist

Standard Consultations of 50 mins
$117 $84.80 $32.20


All fees are payable at the time of your appointment and subject to change.

Self Referrals

If you do not wish to visit your GP to get a referral or are not eligible under Medicare you can simply make an appointment to see one of our psychologists.

Medicare Referrals & Rebates

  • Mental Health Treatment Plans

Medicare’s ‘Better Access’ program is a Commonwealth funded initiative that offers rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. To find out if you are eligible, visit your GP who may refer you to see a psychologist for an initial 6 sessions. It is a good idea to book a long consultation as your GP needs to complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan for you to bring along with your letter of referral to your first appointment.

Psychiatrists and Paediatricians can also refer their patients to psychologists for up to 10 sessions under Medicare’s ‘Better Access’ program. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is not required to be completed in this instance, so just bring your letter of referral to your appointment.

Your psychologist will keep your referring doctor up to date with your progress over the course of treatment as required by Medicare. You may need to visit your GP again for a review of your Treatment Plan should you require further sessions.

For more information on the 'Better Access' program pdf download a Fact Sheet (130 KB) .

For the Table of Medicare Benefits Scheduled Fees and Rebates for psychology items pdf click here (35 KB) .

 

  • Chronic Disease Management Plans

This program, also previously known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC), is designed to provide a team care approach to the health care management of a patient suffering from a chronic medical condition. To find out if you are eligible, visit your GP who can discuss your condition with you and may establish Team Care Arrangements (TCA) with at least two allied health professionals to provide services to meet your health needs.

Corazon Psychology can provide services to existing clients under this scheme who have exhausted their MHCP sessions under Medicare’s ‘Better Access’ initiative. For more information you can pdf download a Fact Sheet (454 KB) .

Please contact us to discuss the fees and rebates associated with these services.

Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)

Through federal government funding our Medicare Local (South West Melbourne Medicare Local) acts as a fund holder for ATAPS, the Access to Allied Psychological Services Program designed to meet perceived mental health needs in the local community. ATAPS provides short term goal oriented focused psychological strategies for clients with common mental issues. There is no cost for ATAPS and eligibility criteria apply.

See more at: http://www.swmml.org.au/article/mental-health#sthash.tQqi44lh.dpuf

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

We offer all DVA Gold cardholders Bulk Billed sessions. For those who hold a DVA White card, please check with DVA to find out if you are eligible for psychological services.

To find out more about your eligibility for services through DVA call 1800 555 254 or visit their website: www.dva.gov.au

Private Health Insurance Claims

Our psychologists are registered with most private health funds to provide rebatable psychological services. Each health fund offers different levels of cover and you will need to check with your health fund to see if your cover includes psychology services and any rebates you are entitled to.

Victims of Crime

 

Group Therapy Fees

  Fee MHCP Rebate Out of Pocket

Clinical Psychologist

(Group size 6-10 participants, session 90 mins)
$45.00 $31.65 $13.35

General Practice Psychologist

(Group size 6-10 participants, session 90 mins)
$35.00 $21.65 $13.25

 

Psychological Reports

Fees for reports and services requiring an organisation to be invoiced are charged according to the APS Schedule of Recommended Fees +GST

Massage Therapy Fees

  Fee
60 minute massage $60 ($50 concession)
30 minute massage $40 ($30 concession)
Infant massage instruction $35 per half hour
Infant massage instruction group (3 pairs of dyads) $20 per caregiver-infant dyad
 

 

 

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