For all services, please speak to one of our Business Support Staff on 0022288962 for individual psychologist rates for group, individual and couple sessions. Weekend and after hours prices increase by $20.00 per session.
While Psychological services have always been covered by Private Health Insurance (options benefits); from 2006 Medicare, brought in a range of options for GP referred psychological treatments.
We offer counselling sessions and group sessions/group classes that are supported by Medicare when you have a referral from your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician (Mental Health Care Plan). This plan provides you with an initial 6 sessions with an option of a further 4 sessions once your doctor has reviewed your progress. You review must be undertaken with your GP before you attend for your 7th session. Hence, up to 10 sessions per calendar year are allowed utilising the Medicare assistance scheme. Therefore, if you require further assistance, your doctor may refer you each year for another 10 sessions.
In addition to 10 counselling session, under a Mental Health Care Plan, you are entitled to 10 group sessions in a calendar year.
If you are not eligible for rebates from Medicare, check with your health insurer for details, but always talk with your GP about what is best for you
For more information on the Medicare rebate for Psychologists please go to: http://www.psychology.org.au/medicare/
You will need to contact your GP to make an appointment to complete a Mental Health Care Plan. When making your GP booking it is important to tell the doctor’s receptionist that you want a referral to a psychologist. The appointment will take about 30 minutes to discuss the plan with you – so ask for a double session!
You must have your GP referral prior to your first appointment in order to receive Medicare rebates.
To obtain the Medicare rebate:
On payment of your counselling or group session, your rebate will be electronically processed with Medicare.
Please note that you may be eligible for a rebate or funding under various other referral guidelines (see below).
Other referral sources
Individuals may access therapy sessions under other referral such as:
- Victims of Crime – For those who have been a victim of crime (Contact Victims Support Agency on 1800 819 817 for further information OR Victims Assistance and Counsellling Program VACP)
- Workcover – For those suffering a work-related injury or illness (Worksafe – speak to your GP and/or employer)
- DVA – For those eligible to access DVA Mental Health Supports (DVA – speak to your GP)
- Private health insurance – People with private health insurance need to speak to their health fund provider about their eligibility
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Short-term counselling is often offered through your workplace (speak to Human Resources at your workplace)
Please note that clients who are referred under Victims of Crime, Workcover, TAC and EAP will usually have the costs of sessions (number depends on referral) covered in full.
Please note, Mindset Synergy participate in HICAPS and have over 30 providers who participate in gap claiming. If your health provider does not participate, please let our friendly Business Support Staff know, and they will contact your health provider on your behalf to engage in gap provider discussions.
At Mindset Synergy we have a Cancellation Policy which requires a minimum cancellation period of 24hrs notice to be provided. A cancellation fee of $85.00 applies to cancellations of less than 24hrs notice (unless there are exceptional circumstances). You can easily reschedule your appointment by contacting Mindset Synergy Business Support Team SMS 0422288962 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the Medicare Rebate for Psychologists Below
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Psychologists at Mindset Synergy hold current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA), are Medicare approved, offer Hicaps, and all staff have an active blue card, and undertake criminal history screening.