Melbourne CBD Psychology

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Fees & Rebates

Our consultants' fees are for 50 minutes sessions. They are lower than the APS recommended fee for the same duration (currently $251).

Check the individual consultant fees on the Our team page.

Medicare rebates:

Under the Medicare's Better Access Initiative, eligible people can receive rebates for up to 10 individual sessions in a calendar year (1 January to 31 December).

The rebate amount will depend on the type of therapist, and your gap fee (out-of-pocket expense) will count towards the Medicare Safety Net (designed to protect high users of health services from large out-of-pocket expenses). For more information see Medicare Safety Net on DHS website.

You must bring a referral from a GP or psychiatrist. Your referring doctor will assess your progress after the first 6 sessions and will extend the referral with 4 more sessions, as applicable.

Bulk Billing:

Some of our consultants bulk bill Medicare for eligible people.
Check which consultant bulk bills on Our team page.

Requirements for sessions funded by 3rd parties:

Prior written approval is required from the respective 3rd party (WorkSafe, TAC, DVA) before psychology sessions can start. Sessions will be billed to the relevant 3rd party.

Victims of Crime - clients who have been victims of a crime and wish to request support from VOCAT (Victims of Crime Tribunal) can attend initial counselling sessions (as private clients or on a Mental Health Treatment Plan) and our consultants can help you apply to VOCAT for further funding for counselling.
Talk to a lawyer to see what VOCAT can cover.

Cancellations

If you have an appointment that you cannot attend, please notify your therapist with at least 24 hours notice, otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.

Please note that Medicare and private health insurance do not cover cancellation fees.

Psychologist Reports

Our consultants can provide professional reports or letters to relevant 3rd parties (e.g. the Court, WorkSafe agents, DHS etc.), as applicable.
A signed and nominal client consent is required in all cases except where enforced by law.

The report fee depends on the report's length and complexity, and require pre-payment from the party who requests it.
Contact us for more information.

Our consultants:

Mr Gabriel Rusu

Mr Garth Bennett

Ms Danae Goldsmith

Mr Tony Clarkson

Mr Ross Evans

Mr Christian Lucier