Pricing & Payment
Our highly skilled provisional psychologists' appointment calendars are open.
Did you know: Our Counsellors and Provisional Psychologist's are closely supervised by two Clinical Psychologists, several Registered 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!
The Australian Psychological Association recommended rate for Psychology in 2022 – 2023 is $280 for a 50-minute psychology session with the initial assessment fee of $406 for an 80-minute session. To support accessibility to mental health services, Dune Health and Wellbeing charges less than the recommended APA rates.
See below for our fees and potential rebates.
Initial psychology / counselling consultation
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 $135* 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 Mental Health Social Worker costs $226.85. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $81.90 leaving a gap payment of $144.95* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
An initial appointment with a Registered Psychologist costs $238.25. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $92.90 leaving a gap payment of $145.35* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
An initial appointment with a Clinical Psychologist costs $294.70. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $136.35 leaving a gap payment of $158.35* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
Subsequent psychology / counselling consultation
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 $115* 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 Mental Health Social Worker costs $201.85. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $81.90 leaving a gap payment of $119.95* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
A subsequent appointment with a Registered Psychologist costs $213.25. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $92.90 leaving a gap payment of $120.35* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
A subsequent appointment with a Clinical Psychologist costs $269.70. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan can receive a Medicare rebate of $136.35 leaving a gap payment of $133.35* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
A 50 minute appointment with an Accredited Practicing Dietitian costs $182. Clients may be able to claim this fee back from a private health insurer or via a self or plan-managed NDIS plan. Clients with an eligible Medicare referral (e.g., Mental Health Care Plan, Eating Disorder Plan, Chronic Condition Plan, etc.) can receive a Medicare rebate of $58.00 leaving a gap payment of $124* to be paid by the client by debit or credit card.
Couples therapy is not subsidised by Australia's Better Access Scheme and therefore does not attract a Medicare rebate. To support accessibility and affordability DHW charges each partner the standard 80 minute out-of-pocket fee for joint sessions. For instance, to see a Provisional Psychologist or Counsellor couples therapy would cost $135 x 2 = $270. For a Mental Health Social Worker the cost would be $144.95 x 2 = $289.90. For a registered Psychologist the cost would be $145.35 x 2 = $290.70. For a Clinical Psychologist the cost would be $158.35 x 2 = $316.70. Because we bill each individual it may be possible for clients to claim their portion of the couples therapy session (e.g., $135 / $144.95 / $145.35 / $158.35) with their private health insurer*.
Individual sessions that you may have with the psychologist as part of your overall wellbeing journey are eligible for Medicare rebates with Registered or Clinical psychologists. For individual sessions, our standard individual 50-minute session rates apply (see table above) (minus any Medicare rebates applied). *Please consult with your private health insurer to determine if you may be eligible for any rebates or coverage.
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.
Under the Medicare ‘Better Access to Mental Health’ scheme, clients with a diagnosable mental health condition can obtain a rebate of:
$58.00 for each session with an Accredited Practicing Dietitian.
$81.90 for each session with a Mental Health Social Worker.
$92.90 for each session with a Registered Psychologist.
$136.35 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.
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
The cost of psychometric assessment varies depending on the time required for assessment and report preparation. However, in general our prices are as follows:
1 psychometric assessment (e.g., WISC) + comprehensive report = $1500
2 psychometric assessments (e.g., WISC & WIAT) + comprehensive report = $2250
3 psychometrics assessments (e.g., WISC & WIAT & ADOS) + comprehensive report = $2850
We require a $500 deposit at the time of booking an intial assessment interview.
What is involved in the assessment process?
An initial consultation of 80 minutes to assess the concerns to be assessed and the psychometric tests needed for reporting.
Interviews with relevant sources (e.g., teachers, employers, caregivers, case workers, etc.). 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 2 to 5 pages in length. We charge $50 per page for our reports.
Clients are invited to attend a feedback session of 50 minutes to review the findings of the report and discuss recommendations. This can be done over the phone/Zoom.
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
4 hours of assessment interpretation
$50 per page of the report
50 minute findings 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 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 charge $190 per 50 minutes of psychological therapy with a provisional psychologist and $214.14 per 50 minutes with a registered psychologist. 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 NDIS services are typically 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.