Scheduled fees for services:
At present, the scheduled fee for consultation with a clinical psychologist is:
Dr Rocco Crino
$220 for a 55 minute consultation
$120 for a 30 minute consultation
$200 for a 55 minute consultation
$100 for a 30 minute consultation
These fees are still considerably lower than the APS recommended hourly fee of $251.
Medicare rebates for eligible services:
On first of November, 2006, the Australian Government introduced new Medicare items for psychological treatment by registered psychologists. This service provides considerable assistance to people living with mental health problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing more affordable mental health care.
Under the new Medicare scheme, clients with a relevant psychological problem and an appropriate Medicare referral from a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician will be eligible for up to 10 visits per year.
At present, the Medicare rebates for consultation with a clinical psychologist is:
$124.50 for a 55 minute consultation
$84.80 for a 30 minute consultation