Supportive Friend

OUR SERVICES

CONSULTATIONS

All appointments are currently Telehealth videocall.    

We do not treat children aged 16 years or younger.

All clients require a referral prior to booking an appointment. 

The referral should contain: 
Your name  
Date of birth  
Address 
Diagnosis  
List of any current medications 
AND 

The number of sessions you are being referred for

Fees:  

  • Initial sessions cost $240 for 50 minutes.  

  • Subsequent appointments cost $130 for 30 minutes.

  • Appointments that run under 30 minutes cost $45 to cover administrative costs*

 

These fees are still considerably lower than the APS recommended hourly fee of $267

*Please note that 15 minute consultations are not eligible for Medicare rebates. 

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 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. With new COVID-19 revisions, Medicare rebates can now be extended up to 20 visits per year. 

CURRENT MEDICARE REBATES

At present, the Medicare rebates for a telehealth consultation with a clinical psychologist is: 

  • $129.56 for a 55 minute consultation

  • $88.25 for a 30 minute consultation