New Directions Psychology

Fees & Rebates

 
Individual Therapy: The cost to see one of our Specialist Clinical Psychologists is $179.50 per session. Medicare Rebates are available to clients referred by a medical professional under a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
 
The Medicare rebate for each session is $124.50, which means you pay a gap of $55.00.
 
The recommended fee until 30 June 2015 for a standard 45-60 minute psychological consultation, as set by the Australian Psychological Society, is $235.00. To make psychology services more accessible, our current fee is set at a much lower price.
 
Private health rebates are available for most private health funds – contact your health fund to find out the rebate you are entitled to.
 
Payment is required at the time of each session and can be paid via most credit cards, EFTPOS, or cash. Cheques will not be accepted.
 
Rebates can be processed at the time of payment into your designated account.
 
Concessional rates and bulk billing are available for holders of current Health Care Cards or in genuine financial hardship. Our philosophy is that financial hardship should not be a barrier to accessing high quality psychological services. If this is a concern, please discuss this with our friendly staff and we can negotiate a personalized payment schedule based your circumstances.
 
If your fees are being paid for you by another person, organisation or government scheme, it is your responsibility to confirm that they have accepted to do this. If they do not pay, then you will be liable for the fees.
 
Psychiatry: The "gap fees" or out-of-pocket expenses for patients after Medicare rebate are:
Standard 60min appointment: $100
Standard 30min appointment: $50
 
Professional Supervision: The fee for individual supervision with one of our Board of Psychology approved supervisors is $124.50 for a 60min session. Group rates are available. Additional requirements of the supervisor's time outside of a supervision session may attract additional fees, which can be discussed which your supervisor. Please contact the clinic for more information.
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If you are in crisis or have a mental health emergency and require immediate assistance:

Phone the Ambulance Service - 000
Visit your local hospital emergency department
Call or visit your local mental health service
Contact your local GP