FEES, REBATES & POLICIES

Our clients come to us for a range of Psychological concerns. Whether it be therapy, assessment or other requests, we are happy to discuss your requirements and provide you with a pricing guide.

General Fees

Fees vary depending on the clinician, duration and purpose of session.

Initial Consultations

$175.00 - $270.00

Subsequent Consultations

$155.00 - $250.00

Assessments and Reports

Based on your needs – please contact our office to discuss further.

Medicare Rebates – Psychology

Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative allows adults and children to access psychological services and receive a rebate from Medicare for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.  

To be eligible for a Medicare rebate an individual must be referred by a GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. If referred by a GP, this referral involves the preparation of a GP Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and may require a longer appointment to be booked.  Please ask your GP to email or fax a copy of your referral and MHCP to our Clinic.

If referred by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist a referral letter under Better Access to Mental Health is to be prepared.  Please ask your specialist to email or fax a copy of your referral and MHCP to our Clinic.

Please ensure that you discuss your eligibility with your GP or Specialist prior to booking your appointment with Perth Psychological Services.  

Rebate amounts (what you receive back from Medicare once your account has been paid in full):

Endorsed Clinical Psychologists –$124.50

Clinical Psychologist Registrars –$84.80.

Please also review this link from the Department of Health.

Private Insurance

Private Health Insurance rebates vary between funds. Please make enquiries with your health fund before attending your session.

Payments

Payment for sessions are made on the day of your appointment.  Eftpos facilities are available at our Mt Hawthorn and Falcon clinics.  Cash is not accepted at our Falcon clinic.  Direct deposit payments are accepted by prior arrangement.

Third Party Payments

If a third party is responsible for payment of your account, please provide us with these details upon booking your initial appointment and we will arrange the account to be set up prior to you being seen.

Prior approval is sought from third party payees for a specific number of sessions, any non-payment by third party, becomes the clients responsibility to settle the account.

Cancellation Fees & Outstanding Accounts

At PPS we require at least 24 hours notice for any rescheduled appointment or cancellations, otherwise the following fees apply may apply:

  • Cancellation under 24hrs prior to appointment: $100 per session
  • Non Attendance: Full fee charged for clients who fail to attend an appointment.
  • Most third party payees do not cover non-attendance or cancellation fees, the client will be responsible for payment of any missed or late cancellations of appointments.

PPS will follow up on any outstanding accounts after 14 days unpaid and third parties may be involved if accounts remain unpaid.

Privacy Policy and Informed Consent

All personal information gathered by the psychologist during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential.  No information will be released without a signed consent form. Exceptions to this are;  

  • If we are required by law to disclose information.
  • When there is a risk of serious danger to you or to another person. The clinician is ethically bound to take the necessary steps to prevent such danger.
  • If a referral is used from a paediatrician, psychiatrist or GP with a Mental Health Treatment Plan, a letter is required with a brief summary to the referring Dr after completion of your 1st, 6th sessions and then as required.
  • Your consent has been obtained to provide a written report or letter to another professional or agency or discuss the material with another person. E.g. parent, teacher and /or health care providers.
  • In the case of insurance or compensation claims, it may be necessary to disclose information and/or collect information that affects the client’s treatment.

You can find a copy of our Consent form on our website under Forms

Locations

  • Perth
    481 Fitzgerald Street
    North Perth WA 6016

  • Peel
    1 Owen Ave
    Falcon WA 6210

  • Darwin
    2/3 Bishop Street
    Woolner NT 0820

     

     

Services

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neurodevelopment Assessments
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Adolescent Behaviour
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Posttraumatic Stress

Services

  • IVF & Reproductive Issues
  • Work-Related Stress and Career Issues
  • Substance Misuse and other Dependencies
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Chronic and Terminal Illness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Health and Well-Being

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