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FAQs

In-Person and Telehealth
  • I offer appointments in-person, by telephone and via videocall

  • I only see people who reside in Victoria.

Fees
  • The session fee is $220 for appointments 9.00am-5pm Monday - Friday, and $240 for appointments outside of these hours

  • A session lasts just over 50 minutes

  • Bulk-billing services are not available

  • I do not provide treatment under or funded by NDIS, VOCAT, TAC, Workcover, Open Arms, and DVA

  • Additional fees are charged for the completion of letters, forms, and reports.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please give at least 24 hours’ notice (in business hours/days), otherwise you will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of the consultation fee. This fee also applies for non-attendance without notice. Cancellation fees do not attract a Medicare rebate or private health fund rebate

  • Please reschedule or change your appointment to telehealth if you are COVID-19 positive or have cold/flu symptoms. You will not be charged a cancellation fee if you do this.

Referrals
  • You do not need a referral to see me

  • However if you wish to receive Medicare rebates you will need a referral from your GP.

Rebates
  • The 'Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative' gives Medicare rebates to eligible people, so they can access up to 10 mental health treatment sessions per calendar year. A valid GP referral letter and Mental Health Treatment Plan is required to be eligible for the rebate of $93.35 per session (more if/when you reach your Medicare safety net threshold for the calendar year)

  • You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate of $58.30 if your GP refers you under a 'Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan' (more if/when you reach your Medicare safety net threshold for 2024). However, the condition treated under a CDM Plan cannot be the same condition that your GP requested you be treated for under a Better Access referral

  • You may be able to claim against your private health insurance policy if you have one, but you will need to contact your private health insurance company if you have it and verify with them that your policy type covers psychological treatment with a psychologist. 

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