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Psychology Services

Psychology Services

Getting Started

  • To be eligible to access a Medicare rebate you must first go to your GP, who will undertake a brief assessment of your situation. You need to be granted a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP. This will then allow you to eligible for the Medicare rebate.
  • Organise your first appointment with our Clinical Psychologist.
  • Bring the mental health care plan along with your Medicare card. Once you have paid for the session, you will then be able to access the Medicare rebate.
  • You will be eligible to gain rebates for an initial 6 sessions. Your GP can also authorise a further 4 sessions if needed.

Medicare

With a Mental Health Care Plan Medicare rebates are available. For a 1 Hour appointment you will need to pay the full fee of $153.40. You will then be able to claim back $128.40 from Medicare. Leaving you $25.00 out of pocket.

Most of the time, we can process Medicare rebates on the spot. To do this, you will need to make sure that you have registered your bank details with Medicare. For more information on how to do this, visit the Medicare page on the Department of Human Services website, or visit your closest Medicare office.

A Medicare referral from your Doctor entitles you to claim the Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions of psychological treatment within 12 months from the date of your referral. You must obtain this referral from your Doctor before your initial consultation with your psychologist.

After 6 sessions you must be reviewed by your Doctor who can then provide you access for the further 4 sessions.

Bookings and Cancellation Policy

A SMS reminder is sent a day prior to the booking.
If for some reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment we prefer 48 hours notice, however a minimum of 24 hours prior to appointment time is required.

FAQ’s

You may find an answer to your question in our list of FAQ’s below. If you need any further assistance please contact us.

How many sessions will I need?

The duration of Psychology visits is difficult to be determined as this depends on the issues a person is dealing with and the rate of their progress, Some clients resolve their issues in a small number of sessions and other clients prefer to work on their emotional development on a long-term basis.

Fee’s

Ballarto Medical centre offers reasonable pricing with our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Rakhee Makadia, who is located at our sister clinic, St Mary Medical Centre- Carrum Downs.
For a 1 Hour appointment you will need to pay the full fee of $153.40. You when then be able to claim back $128.40 from Medicare. Leaving you $25.00 out of pocket.

For further information on the fee and rebate structure please contact us.

What are your payment methods?

All accounts are required to be paid in full on day on consultation. We accept cash, Eftpos, Visa and MasterCard payments.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

You do not need a referral to see a psychologist. However without one you will be charged a full amount of $153.40 and will be unable to claim a rebate through Medicare. We suggest making an appointment with your GP and discussing your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan.

Will it be confidential?

Absolutely. Please feel secure that anything you discuss with our psychologists will be treated with strict confidentiality. Please see our Privacy policy for more information.

What do I need to bring?

  • Doctor’s Referral and Mental Health Care Plan –(without this you will be unable to receive your Medicare rebate.)
  • Medicare Card
  • Payment method

 

 

 

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