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
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 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