Fees, Payment and Rebates

Payment

Our psychologists charge $165 an hour for counselling sessions.

For the WISC-IV and the WIAT-III assessments our psychologists charge $440 which includes a comprehensive report with specific recommendations. At this time, there are no Medicare rebates for these assessments, but some Private Health Insurance Providers may offer a rebate - speak to your provider for more information.

Payment needs to be made on the day of consultation and we accept cash, cheque and also provide EFTPOS facilities and credit card processing for VISA and MASTERCARD, as well as on-the-spot claiming for Medicare and most major Private Health Insurance Companies who utilise HICAPS.

Requirements for EAP assessment and treatment, will involve sending an invoice to your employer or insurer for payment.

Fees

A cancellation fee of $100 (no-rebate) will be charged if a client fails to inform the psychologist of their appointment cancellation 48 hours before the appointment. 48 hours is required in order for the psychologist to inform those clients on a wait list that a session is available at short-notice.

Rebates

Knowing the funding support that is available to you, your child and family can help inform you on decisions regarding therapeutic care, especially it's accessability and affordability.

Clear Horizons can help to provide access to a variety of funding sources including:

  • Medicare
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Centrelink

Medicare

Clients referred by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) for either individual or group sessions, are eligible for a Medicare Rebate to the value of $84.80 per session for up to 10 sessions. A standard plan allows for 6 sessions, then following a GP review you may be granted another 4 session. Under exceptional circumstances an extra 6 sessions beyond the first 10 may be extended. Families may be entitled to a greater rebate if their Medicare Safety Net threshold has been reached. You can find more information on the Medicare Safety Net Threshold at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/public/services/msn.

Private Health Insurance

You may be eligible to claim rebate for therapy through your private health insurance provider. Some Private Health Insurance Providers can provide a higher level of rebate than Medicare. You can obtain rebates on as many sessions as your insurance plan allows.

Clear Horizons is registered with most of the major private health insurance providers including:

  • Medibank
  • MBF
  • NRMA Insurance
  • NIB
  • CUA
  • HBA

Centrelink

Individuals or families eligible for a Carer's allowance or payment, are entitled to a fortnightly payment to support the cost of caring for a child with developmental delays or disabilities. A GP, Paediatrician, Psychologist or Speech Therapist needs to sign an application for the Carer's allowance. For further information please visit www.centrelink.gov.au.

Recipients of the carer's allowance may also be eligible fora Health Care Card, which entitles access to reduced rate PBS medicines, bulk billing health care services and other concessions.

Health Care Card (HCC), Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC). See all eligible cards.

Bulk-biling is provided to clients who are eligible for a Centrelink authorised health care card.