Fees

Fees are set to be highly competitive and to improve client access to high caliber assessment and treatment services.

The Australian Psychological Society sets guidelines for fees for psychological services. Up until June 2020, the standard rate recommended for a one-hour appointment was $254.

All of our standard consultations at Learning Curves Psychological Consultancy are $145 for a 50 minute session. For a standard consultation with one of our Psychology Board of Australia area of practice endorsed Psychologists, the fee is $155 for a 50 minute session.

Fees for assessment are different to our general counselling and treatment rates.  A referral by your GP under a Mental Health Plan allows for your treatment but does not cover psychological assessments.  Medicare rebates only cover treatment costs which range between $86.15 to $126.15.  We still offer Bulk Billing but this is restricted only to those who can demonstrate financial hardship and an inability to pay a co-payment.  If you are in a Health Fund we advise that you contact them to find out what services are covered and what rebate you can expect from them ( in general, the rebate is between $40 to $70).

Once you have agreed to schedule your appointments, the professional time that is then allocated to you becomes your responsibility to manage. Under our Cancellation Policy two working days notice is required to alter or cancel an appointment to avoid paying  50% of the appointment fee.  If less than 24 hours is given, a certificate from your GP or Pharmacist is required to avoid paying the full 100% agreed session fee.

Assessment Fees

Our Fees for Assessments (typical example)

Initial Appointment $145.00
Psychometrics (3 hrs over 2 sessions) $540.00
Final Appointment (if requested)
Written Report $350.00
Total (ex GST) $1035

Additional costs are always discussed first and can include but are not limited to:

circle-icon-dark On-location observational assessment by Psychologist at your child’s preschool/daycare/school (includes travel time) $232.00
circle-icon-dark Interview/s with your child’s teachers/counsellors $175.00

If your financial situation changes during your episode of care let us know. We put your wellbeing first.

Payment is required at the time of consultation by Medicare assignment, cash, cheque, direct deposit, paypal (prior approval required)

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Medicare

Better Access to Mental Health: Medicare rebates will be available to people who have a Mental Health Care Plan that they bring with them from their GP/Psychiatrist. If eligible, your GP/Psychiatrist will register you with Medicare and you can receive a substantial rebate for each session. After 6 treatment sessions you will need to go back to your GP/Psychiatrist for a Care Plan Review and you may be eligible for further sessions, up to a maximum of 10 Sessions per calendar year. For more information regarding Medicare click here.

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Private Health Insurance

HICAPS is available for clients who have private health cover with a participating health fund.Click here for a list of participating health funds. If you want to know how much your health fund will rebate per session, you should contact your fund directly because it is different for each health fund.

Questions about Fees and Rebates

If you have any questions about the fees or if you are uncertain if you are eligible for a rebate, please phone us. We are happy to help. Below are a few websites that will also provide useful information on available funding:

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Please contact 24 hr / 7 day services such as Mental Health Line 1800 011 511; Lifeline 13 11 14; or attend Taree Base Hospital Emergency 6592 9200