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Fees & Rebates

Appointment Fees 

  • Appointment fees vary between psychologists. Please contact the practice for further info.

  • ​Appointments from 4pm onwards, and on Saturdays, are more expensive.

  • Medicare or private health rebates may reduce out of pocket costs (see below)

  • Fees are charged on the day of each appointment. 

  • South Yarra Psychology does not offer bulk billing or reduced appointment fees for students or concession card holders.​

Medicare Rebates

If you have a Medicare card, and you obtain a GP referral (that meets Medicare's referral requirements), you can receive Medicare rebates for up to 10 appointments per calendar year. See below for further details.

The following psychologists offer Medicare rebates of $136.35 per standard appointment (50 minutes):​

  • Carina Purdea

  • Dr Jennifer Wheeler

  • Dr Carla Smyth

  • Dr Terence Bartholomew

  • Linel Franck

  • Ana Almagro

The following psychologists offer Medicare rebates of $92.90 per standard appointment (50 minutes):

  • Dr Joanne Dennison

  • Sarah Levings

  • Rebecca Cole

  • Rachel Burchell

 

Private Health Rebates

 

Some private health insurance policies include psychological/ counselling services. The rebate amount varies between companies and policies. You should check your policy inclusions with your health insurance provider, and determine whether they will provide rebates for the services offered.

TAC, WorkSafe, ComCare & VOCAT

In the event you have been granted funding by an external body, South Yarra Psychology may discuss invoicing them directly for your treatment (please note, this does not apply if you are claiming through Medicare). Even when an external funding body has agreed to provide funding, gap fees may apply for your appointments. 

The fees associated with non-standard consultations vary. Furthermore, not all psychologists at the practice see clients who have treatment funded through these organisations. Please contact South Yarra Psychology if you wish to engage with a psychologist and intend to have your treatment funded through TAC, WorkSafe, ComCare or VOCAT.

Concessions/ Reduced Fees

South Yarra Psychology does not offer bulk billing or reduced appointment fees.

Psychological Assessments/ Reports

South Yarra Psychology is primarily a therapeutic practice. When a formal assessment and/or a report is provided to a current client, South Yarra Psychology charges the fees recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for the writing of psychological reports (this includes those required for legal matters). Psychologists at South Yarra Psychology will consider requests for an assessment/ report, but do not guarantee accepting such requests.   

Cancellation Policy​

 

If, for some reason you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide more than 48 hours notice. Fees apply for cancellations made within the 48 hours prior to an appointment (see below for details). 

  • 0 – 24 hours notice: Full fee charged

  • 24 hours – 48 hours notice: 50% of fee charged

  • More than 48 hours notice: No fee charged

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