Client Information

Fees and cancellation policy

Adults, Couples, Families and Children (Face to Face and Telehealth appointments attract the same fee)

PRIVATE CLIENTS and GP MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PLANS
Fees are reviewed annually on 1st October.
Length of AppointmentCostOut of Pocket
Initial individual initial consultation with Psychologist
(Medicare rebate = $89.65)
50 minutes+$175$85.35
Initial individual intake consultation with Provisional Psychologist 50 minutes+$90*$ 90*
Subsequent individual consultation with Psychologist
(Medicare rebate = $89.65)
50 minutes+$175$85.35
Subsequent individual consultation with Provisional Psychologist 50 minutes+$90*$90*
Short individual consultation with Psychologist (Medicare rebate = $63.55)20-30 minutes$130$66.45
Short Individual consultation with Provisional Psychologist20-30 minutes$45*$45
Long individual consultation with Psychologist (Medicare rebate = $89.65)>60 minutes up to 89 minutes$250$160.35
Long individual consultation with Provisional Psychologist>60 minutes up to 89 minutes$120*$120*
Extra long individual consultation with Psychologist (Medicare rebate = $89.65)
**Plus $45 per 15 minute increment
> 90 minutes$300**$210.35**
Extra long consultation with Provisional Psychologist> 90 minutes$150*$150*
Late Cancellation Fee: Failure to provide 24 business hours
notice to change or cancel or Failure to attend (No Medicare rebate)
An appointment missed
by you is an appointment
missed by two.
$110$110
Targeted Psychological Funding provided by DDWMPHN*** (10 sessions only)45-50 minutes$0***$0***
Roma P3 Psychological Funding provided by WQPHN*** (10 sessions only)45-50 minutes$0***$0***
*Conditions apply. Not subject to Medicare rebate
**Plus $45 per 15 minute increment
***Subject to eligibility of funding program

GP MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PLANS (GPMHTP): A Medicare rebate may apply. You must have a current plan with available sessions (Medicare limits apply). NB: It is an Australian Government requirement that all fees be paid in full and then the Medicare Rebate applied for

PRIVATE CLIENTS: Private health fund rebates may apply – please check with your fund regarding rebates for psychology.

COUPLES: Couples are required to book an initial four (4) initial sessions as follows:

Initial Session 1: Initial couple consultation (must attend together and face to face only). Cost:  $250.

Initial Session 2: Individual couple session (Partner 1). Cost: $180.

Initial Session 3: Individual couple consultation (Partner 2). Cost: $180.

Initial Session 4: Couple consultation and feedback session to discuss plan and treatment (together). Cost $180.

FAMILIES: Depending on need.

PRIVATE GROUPS/TRAINING: $280/hour + GST.

FUNDED Client sessions: Roma P3 WQPHN and TPT DDWMPHN: Only one (1) missed or late cancellation allowed under the funding guidelines. Late cancellation/failure to attend fee of $110 must be paid by the client.

NDIS: Self and Plan Managed only. $214.41 per standard appointment. Additional Rural and Remote NDIS rates apply in Roma. Late cancellation fee is charged at full rate of $214.41.

INSURANCE: Accepted. Prior approval required at our rates of $250/hour. Late cancellation/failure to attend fee of $110 must be paid by the client.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CLIENTS: Accepted and bulk billed with appropriate referral. Late cancellation/failure to attend fee of $110 must be paid by the client.

WORKCOVER CLIENTS: Accepted and approved claims – no fees. Claims pending approval $208 per hour and must be paid at the time of appointment. Late cancellation/failure to attend fee of $110 must be paid by the client.

REPORTS: Requests for reports/legal matters/court assessments will be considered and fees will be in accordance with the Australian Psychological Society Recommended Fee Schedule OF $280/hour + GST. Non-Medicare rebate.

Cancellation and Missed Appointments

An appointment missed by you is an appointment missed by two. If, for some reason you need to cancel or postpone an appointment, it is requested that you give at least 24 business hours notice. Failure to attend without prior notice or cancelling within 24 business hours notice will incur a $110 cancellation fee.

Access to Client Information

At any stage you as a client can request access to the information about you kept on file, unless the relevant legislation provides otherwise. Request to access client files must be submitted in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Confidentiality

All personal information gathered by the psychologist during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential and secure except where:

  1. It is subpoenaed by a court, or required by law;
  2. Failure to disclose the information would place you or another person at serious and imminent risk; or
  3. Your prior approval has been obtained to:
    a) Provide a written report to another professional or agency. eg. a GP;
    b) Discuss the material with another person, eg. a parent or employer;
    c) Or if disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law.
  4. For supervisory and training purposes with another Psychologist who is bound by the same confidentiality provisions.
  5. There is a reasonable belief that a sexual offence has occurred against a person under 16 or a person under 18 with an impairment of mind. All adults in the state of Queensland have the responsibility to report sexual offences against children to police under current laws.

Charter for clients of APS Psychologists
Charter for clients of APS Psychologists