Pricing & Payment
Our highly skilled provisional psychologists' appointment calendars are now open.
Did you know: Provisional Psychologist's are closely supervised by two Clinical Psychologists, several Registrered Psychologists and they also engage in ongoing evidence based professional development from industry leaders. Get the expertise of many great minds at an affordable rate, for as long as you need, and without the restrictions of limited Medicare rebate sessions!
Psychology Consultation Fees*
The Australian Psychological Association (APA) recommended rate for Clinical Psychology in 2021 – 2022 is $377 for an 80-minute initial session and $267 for a 50-minute psychology session. To support accessibility to mental health services, Dune Health and Wellbeing charges less than the recommended APA rates.
An initial consultation is 80 minutes long. A longer session is required to do a comprehensive initial assessment and to determine the best course of therapy for your specific needs.
An initial appointment with a Provisional Psychologist costs $128.25* and can be paid by the client by debit or credit card. There is no additional gap fee or Medicare rebate for services provided by provisional psychologists.
An initial appointment with a Registered Psychologist costs $226.40. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $89.65 leaving a gap payment of $136.75* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
An initial appointment with a Clinical Psychologist costs $283.40. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $131.65 leaving a gap payment of $151.75* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
*Please note: The gap payment/apppointment fee is required at the time of booking your appointment*
A subsequent consultation is 50 minutes long. During these appointments you will be guided and engaged through evidence-based therapeutic approaches designed to help you achieve your mental health and life goals.
A subsequent appointment with a Provisional Psychologist costs $108.25* and can be paid by the client by debit or credit card. There is no additional gap fee or Medicare rebate for services provided by provisional psychologists.
A subsequent appointment with a Registered Psychologist costs $201.40. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $89.65 leaving a gap payment of $111.75* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
A subsequent appointment with a Clinical Psychologist costs $253.40. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $131.65 leaving a gap payment of $121.75* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
*Please note the gap payment/apppointment fee is required at the time of booking your appointment*
After hours and weekend appointments
When booking for an initial or subsequnt consultation after 5pm (Evening) or weekends (Saturday) an additional $20 Administration Fee is charged. Evening and weekend appointments must be paid in full (minus any relevant rebates) at the time of appointment booking. This can all be done online by clicking here.
A non-refundable appointment fee (full out of pocket fee) is required at the time of booking an initial or subsequent appointment. Appointments and deposits can be made online by clicking here. The balance of your fee (minus any relevant rebates) is to be paid after your appointment. This can also be done online as well as with our Practice Manager during typical office hours.
Under the Medicare ‘Better Access to Mental Health’ scheme, clients with a diagnosable mental health condition can obtain a rebate of $89.65 for each session with a Registered Psychologist or $131.65 for each session with a Clinical Psychologist.
This rebate is for up to 10 therapy sessions in each calendar year*. To be eligible to receive the rebate you must visit your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician and obtain a referral for psychological services under a Mental Health Care Plan as part of your overall treatment plan.
*In response to COVID-19, Medicare rebates are available for up to 10 additional individual mental health sessions (20 Medicare subsidised sessions in total). This quota may be claimed in each calendar year from 9 October 2020, with a maximum of 20 individual Better Access sessions available each year. The availability of 20 sessions is wholly subject to Australian Government and Medicare policy, changes and updates.
Private Health Funds
You may also choose to attend privately without a referral or Mental Health Plan. In this case, most private health funds provide rebates for psychological services depending upon your level of cover. Please check with your Health Fund about cover for psychology prior to your appointment. Private Health Fund rebates can be processed with our Practice Manager during typical office hours and HICAPS Go for online processing. You will need to download the HICAPS Go app for online claiming.
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Psychological Assessment and Reporting
An initial consultation of 80 minutes is required to assess the concerns to be assessed and the psychometric tests needed for reporting.
Interviews with relevant sources (e.g., teachers, employers, caregivers). Such interviews are usually 30 minutes each (but may sometimes be longer). For instance, two interviews with relevant sources can be conducted within an hour.
Comprehensive assessments (i.e., WAIS, WISC, WIAT, WMS etc.) usually require 2 to 3 hours of testing onsite.
Assessment interpretation can take up to 2 hours for each assessment.
Most reports produced by our team are 1-2 pages in length and no additional fee is charged for this length of report. If a longer report is required a $50 fee applies for each additional page.
Clients are invited to attend a feedback session of 30 minutes to review the findings of the report and discuss recommendations. This can be done over the phone/Zoom. No additional fee is charged for this final session.
As an example**, testing using the WISC and WIAT for a child assessment could include:
An initial 80 minute consultation
Two 30 minute interviews with a teacher and another caregiver
2 hours of WISC testing and 2 hours of WIAT testing
2 hours of assessment interpretation
No cost for a 1-2 page report writing
No cost for 30 minute review appointment
Other assessments (e.g., university, vocational, immigration, court, NDIS reviews and other reports) are charged at our initial consultation rates for an 80-minute appointment or 50-minute apppointment. Reports for these assessments cost $50 per page. Contact us to inquire.
Fees for an initial assessment consultation and a 2-hour testing session must be paid in full at the time of booking.
GST is included in all assessment fees.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
To access NDIS services and become a participant you must:
Be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa
Reside in Australia
Be aged less than 65 years old when initially entering NDIS
Have a permanent disability that significantly impacts your ability to participate in everyday activities
To check if you are eligible click here or go to www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible
If you meet the criteria and you would like to become an NDIS participant, call 1800 800 110 and ask to make an Access Request.
What is the cost of NDIS our psychology services?
At Dune Health and Wellbeing we seek to provide affordable and accessible psychology services for NDIS clients. We provide psychological services including individual therapy (via telehealth or face to face) and conduct psychological assessment and reporting. Paying for services is also easy. We simply invoice you via email for easy payment OR we can invoice your plan manager directly so you don't have to.
Who provides psychological services to NDIS clients?
Our services are provided by highly skilled provisional psychologists whose skills and expertise have been registered with AHPRA. This level of worker screening ensures that you have access to high quality, evidence-based, mental health care at an accessible price. This ensures that you get the most out of your plan and can see a psychologist more frequently giving you the opportunity to maintain momemtum towards your mental health goals and to sustain your mental health and wellbeing.
Last minute cancellations of less than 24 hours’ notice attract a full fee. If there are exceptional circumstances that lead to an unexpected cancellation, please contact the practice.
24 hours – 48 hours’ notice 50% of the full fee is charged. If there are exceptional circumstances that lead to an unexpected cancellation, please contact the practice.
A cancellation fee will not be charged if you provide more than 48 hours’ notice when cancelling or changing an appointment.
*All fees and rebates are subject to change.
**This is only an example and not a final indicative of all or final cost. Contact us to discuss your assessment and reporting needs.