The charges that clients pay would depend on either of the following options:
Referral by a medical practitioner
The practice is a bulk billing practice and only clients referred by a medical practitioner under a Mental Health Care Plan will be bulk billed (no out of pocket expenses).
If clients choose to self-refer, the practice would not be able to bulk bill and the full fee of $180 (50 minute session) would have to be borne by the client. A portion of the fees would be claimable from participating health funds; the claim could be made on site through HICAPS. Please enquire from your private health fund the rebate amount as this could range from 50% to 90% of the fee charged.
Payment of Accounts
Payment is preferred at the time of the visit; this practice has HICAPS facilities. Please note that Medicare and Health fund rebates cannot be claimed at the same time.
Health funds and Medicare do not provide any rebates for appointments which have been missed.