Session Fees and Terms
The Australian Psychological Society recommended hourly fee for psychologists in 2011-2012 is $218.
Our standard fees are $140 – $180 per session. With a mental health care plan GP referral Medicare Rebates of $84-$124 will apply.
Fees for assessments and reports will depend on the type of assessment being undertaken, please contact Mudgee Psychology to discuss and we can outline relevant fees.
Payment for sessions must be made at your appointment time, eftpos and credit card facilities are available.
Cancellation Policy – Please be aware that we have a cancellation policy that requires 24 hours notice if you unable to attend an appointment time, otherwise a cancellation fee of $50 will apply and is payable prior to or at your next session.
Rebates for treatment sessions
Medicare – A referral from your general practitioner that includes a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) , will allow you to claim a rebate from Medicare of approx, $84-$124 per session. If your GP determines that you are eligible for a MHCP the Medicare rebate will apply for up to 10 sessions in one calendar year.
Private Health Funds – Many health funds provide partial or full rebates for treatment and assessment sessions, check with your health fund for details.
ATAPS funded sessions
For individuals on a low income (as evidenced by a health care card), a GP may provide a specific referral that will allow you to access treatment services at no cost, these sessions are funded by the federal governtment under the ATAPS program. Please be aware that ATAPS funding is limited and as such Mudgee Psychology can only take on a set number of ATAPS funded clients at a time. This means there may at times be a waiting list for ATAPS funded sessions.
Employee Assistance Programs
If your workplace offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) you will be able to access a limited number of confidential sessions that are funded by your employer.
If you are referred by a GP under a workers compensation claim, Mudgee Psychology will claim session fees via the insurer. You will need to provide your claim number, insurer contact details and a GP referral.