Referrals & Fees
Affordable Out of Pocket Options from 1 January 2022
WITH MEDICARE AND ACCEPTED AS A BULK BILLING CLIENT*
Per 30-50 min session
A Mental Health Care Plan from a GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist
*Bulk Billing: We are not a bulk billing clinic but may offer bulk billing in some cases and to a limited number of clients. If you are accepted as a bulk billing client, there will be no out of pocket expenses for the session. Please see below for further details and conditions.
One way we give back and support the local community in mental health.
Per 50 min session
A Mental Health Care Plan from GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist is required.
See your GP to find out if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan.
Most clients will fit into this category.
We aim to help everyone who asks us.
Per 50 min session
Appropriate if you are not claiming Medicare or other rebates.
No referral is required.
Pending on the Psychologist and the complexity of the presentation (e.g., medico-legal issues, court proceedings).
Please see below for the breakdown of fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that our professional body, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends a fee of $267 for a standard psychological consultation of 46-60 minutes. However, our practice charges the reduced rate as outlined below.
What does the out of pocket mean for a Clinical Psychologist?
a. You pay the full amount for the session which is $194.55 and if you have a valid referral, then Medicare will rebate you $129.55. Therefore, this gives you $65 out of pocket (i.e., $194.55- $129.55 = $65).
b. You pay the full amount for the session which is $214.55 and if you have a valid referral, then Medicare will rebate you $129.55. Therefore, this gives you $85 out of pocket (i.e., $214.55- $129.55 = $85).
What does $65 out of pocket mean for a General Psychologist?
You pay the full amount for the session which is $153.25 and if you have a valid referral, then Medicare will rebate you $88.25. Therefore, this gives you $65 out of pocket (i.e., $153.25- $88.25 = $65).
Private session fees:
General Psychologist: $153.25 per consultation.
Clinical Psychologist: $194.55 – $214.55 per consultation.
Medico-legal issues: $267 per consultation.
Couple/relationship counselling with a Clinical Psychologist:
$245 per 50 minute consultation. Medicare does not provide rebates for couples counselling.
For existing clients who were booked in prior to 1 January 2022, we will honour your quoted fee and your fee will remain the same throughout the calendar year of 2022.
We service planned managed, self-managed and NDIS (portal) managed clients. We are registered to do therapeutic supports and behaviour support. Please refer to the NDIS website for the price guide below:
*Bulk Billing conditions: There is a limited number of bulk billing sessions available and you need to be committed to attending your sessions for us to consider bulking billing the session for you. We aim to assist everyone who asks for help. If you have genuine and significant financial hardship and would like us to consider bulk billing your sessions, please call us and discuss your situation and our caring staff may be able to reduce your gap fee based on a sliding scale and/or your affordability.
2. Report preparation
Please be advised that Medicare does not cover report writing. Production of written reports or assessment findings are separate to the session fee and are completed in the psychologist’s own time, usually after the session. Therefore, the report will incur a fee in line with the Australian Psychological Society’s recommendations which are: 1 page = $161.70; 1-2 pages =$223.30; 2-3 pages = $293.70; 3-4 pages = $360.80; 4-5 pages = $425.70; 5-6 pages = $552.20. Please note that these prices are GST inclusive. Please note that this is a guideline only. Please call us to confirm these cost.
3. Medico-legal assessment, immigration matters and report
We conduct medico-legal assessment, immigration matters and report for court purposes or other legal problems. This will be charged at our professional body, the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee. Please contact us for the current fee.
4. Better Access Mental Health Initiative via Medicare
a. A referral by your General Practitioner (GP) or Psychiatrist is required first. They will complete a Mental Health Plan and claim the necessary Medicare item number. This approves a block of 6 sessions.
b. Call our office on 07 3278 9837 to Book appointment with one of our psychologists and bring your referral. A receipt will be issued that contains the doctor’s provider number and the date of referral. This allows the Medicare rebate to be processed.
c. In order to have more than 6 sessions, a review appointment is required with your doctor who can then approve a second block of 4 sessions. Hence a total of 10 sessions are allowed via this scheme in a CALENDAR year.
5. Private Health Fund
Please check with your particular health fund in regards to their rebate requirements.
6. Work Cover, Insurance & Medico-legal issues
We do conduct these types of assessment and treatment. If you have been approved for Workcover or other Insurance and psychological services is part of this cover, speak to your case manager. This will be generally charged at APS rates.
Get in touch
ER Health Clinic
1 Bittern St (Cnr Skylark St), Inala, Qld 4077
9/123 Queen St, Goodna Qld 4300
ER Health Clinic is a community based practice to support the local community in mental health.
PO Box 74, Inala Qld 4077
Phone: 3278 9837
Fax: 07 3278 9849