Fees and Rebates

last updated 1 July 2021

Adult Psychiatrist Fees

Initial Consultations

Item 296

The upfront fee for most initial appointments with our psychiatrists is $420. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $233.75. You will need to visit your General Practitioner (GP) and obtain a referral letter to our practice in order to claim your rebate.

Item 291

The upfront fee for an initial appointment is $500. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $406.35. You will need to obtain a GP referral letter to our practice in order to claim your rebate as well. Patients can be seen by our psychiatrist under item 291 once every 12 months.

 

Follow-Up Consultations

  • The fee for a short follow-up appointment is $220. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $119.50.
  • The fee for a long follow-up appointment is $280. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $164.90.
  • The fee for an appointment following an initial appointment under item 291 is $280. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $254.05. This can be claimed only once in a calendar year.

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessments

The total fee for an assessment and initial treatment of adult ADHD is $740 over two sessions. The total Medicare rebate you get back for both sessions is $353.25.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessments

The fee for a diagnostic assessment of adult ASD is $2460 over four sessions. The total rebate you get back for all sessions is $728.45. This will include a comprehensive written diagnostic report.

 

Payment of assessment fees can be made in instalments. Please arrange this with our receptionist if needed. The full fee must be paid before our psychiatrist provides the written report.

 


Child Psychiatrist Fees

Initial Consultations

Item 296

The upfront fee for an initial appointment with our child psychiatrist is $630. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $233.75. You will need to visit your General Practitioner (GP) and obtain a referral letter to our practice in order to claim your rebate.

 

Follow-Up Consultations

  • The fee for a follow-up appointment is $420. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $164.90.

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessments

The total fee for an assessment and initial treatment of ADHD with our child psychiatrist is $1150 over two sessions. The total Medicare rebate you get back for both sessions is $398.65.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessments

The fee for a diagnostic assessment of ASD with our child psychiatrist is $1650 over three sessions. The total rebate you get back for all sessions is $825.30. This will include a comprehensive written diagnostic report.

 

Payment of assessment fees can be made in instalments. Please arrange this with our receptionist if needed. The full fee must be paid before our psychiatrist provides the written report.

 


Clinical Psychologist Fees

The fee for all appointments with our clinical psychologist is $220. The Medicare rebate for eligible patients is $129.55.

In order to claim your rebate, your GP will need to complete a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) with you and refer you to our clinic with a referral letter.

After attending 6 sessions, you will need to visit your referring GP again to determine if more sessions are required. Your GP may refer you for another 4 sessions.

Once these 10 sessions are completed, people experiencing severe or enduring mental health impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic can access an extra 10 sessions under the Better Access Initiative. This will be available until 30 June 2022.

 


Clinician Paperwork Fees

The fee for additional support letters to third parties is $70. Please check if your requested document(s) incur any fees.

 


Late Cancellation / Nonattendance Fees

Please let us know at least 24 hours* prior to your appointment if you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment. The fee for nonattendance or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice is $100.

* If your appointment is booked for a Monday, please advise us on the Friday of the week beforehand if you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment.