To determine your eligibility for Medicare rebated Psychological services, you will need to first book an appointment with your Holdsworth House doctor in relation to any of the following conditions:
All these issues qualify for Medicare rebates if you are formally referred by your GP. They may also attract health-fund rebates if your membership covers such treatment. If you are unsure whether your issue might be one which attracts Medicare assistance, it is best to see your doctor first.
After you are referred by your doctor, your psychologist will undertake an initial consultation, which may involve some psychometric assessment or other form of initial information – taken to establish background information concerning your symptoms or condition. Following this, your psychologist will recommend an appropriate treatment program. This may mean further consultations with your psychologist at Holdsworth House, or they may refer you elsewhere for more appropriate treatment if this is indicated.
You may also choose to see a psychologist for help with less serious problems affecting relationships or behaviour which simply need a short burst of counselling or coaching assistance. However, if your psychologist notes there are issues during initial assessment that might also allow you to claim rebates, the option of following-up with your doctor for a referral may also be recommended as above.
$160 - $195
$270 - $275
$140 - $160
$160 - $193
*as of 1 June 2010, fees are subject to change without notice
In situations of financial hardship, some psychologists may agree to charge a reduced fee equal to the rebate.
A cancellation fee may be applied if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given or if unadvised non-attendance occurs.