Fees range from $190 - $240 for a 50 - 55 minute session.
Couples counselling session fees are $270 for a sixty minute session. Please confirm with your private health insurance for couple therapy rebates. Medicare do not offer rebates for this service.
If you need to cancel or re-schedule an appointment, Treat Yourself Well Sydney asks that you do so more than 24 hours before an appointment. A 100% cancellation fee will apply if this criteria is not met.
Medicare Rebates for Psychology Services
Under Medicare you can receive a substantial rebate for psychological treatment, which makes seeing a psychologist much more affordable.
All Treat Yourself Well Sydney clinical psychologists have a Medicare Provider number, which means they are eligible to participate in the Medicare initiative. Under this initiative you can receive a substantial rebate for seeing a registered psychologist ($86.15 per session) or a clinical psychologist ($126.50 per session), which makes seeing a registered psychologist or a clinical psychologist much more affordable.
If you wish to claim a rebate through Medicare, you will need a referral letter and a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Make an appointment with your GP to discuss the issues you have been facing. Your GP will then raise a Mental Health Care plan with Medicare. Please make sure you bring to your first appointment the referral letter and Mental Health Care Plan so that you'll be able to claim the rebate. After the Mental Health Care Plan has been raised, you will be eligible for up to 10 psychology sessions per calendar year under the Care plan.
Please note, you are entitled to choose the psychologist or clinical psychologist you want to treat you. For more information about Medicare rebates and psychology services click on the link below: www.psychology.org.au/medicare/fact_sheet/
Medicare – Eating Disorders
Eligible patients are now able to receive a Medicare rebate for the development of an Eating Disorders Treatment Plan (EDTP) by a medical practitioner in general practice, psychiatry or paediatrics.
Patients with an (EDTP) will be eligible for comprehensive treatment and management services for a 12 month period including:
- Up to 20 dietetic services
- Up to 40 eating disorder psychological treatment services (EDPT services)
- Review and ongoing management services
An EDPT service includes mental health treatment services which are provided by an allied health professional or a medical practitioner in general practice with appropriate mental health training.
All our psychologists at Treat Yourself Well Sydney are appropriately trained and have experience in the treatment and management of Eating Disorders.
NEW Medicare - COVID-19 - Telehealth for everyone
As of 6 April 2020 - Telehealth is available for everyone if clinically appropriate. If you have a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) you are now able to receive medicare rebatable telehealth services. This means that we will charge our usual fee and you can claim your medicare rebate - just as you did with face to face therapy pre COVID-19. Please click here for more detail about telehealth
Bulk Billing is also available during COVID-19. You are eligible for bulk billing if you are:
- at risk of COVID-19
- a concessional beneficary, or
- under the age of 16 years.
A person is considered "at risk of COVID-19 virus" if they:
a) are required to self-isolate or self-quarantine with guidance issued by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee in relation to COVID-19; or
b) are at least 70 years old; or
c) identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent - and are at least 50 years old; or
d) are pregnant; or
e) are the parent of a child under 12 months;
f) are being treated for a chronic health condition; or
g) are immune compromised; or
h) meet the current national triage protocol criteria for suspected COVID-19 infection
These are temporary medicare items to 30 September 2020.
We do not usually provide bulk billing services, and as always, we want to provide the best support and service for our clients. We will continue to abide by our commitment to our valued clients and if you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 please contact us to discuss your circumstances. Now more than ever we need to remain connected and continue to
Private Health Fund Rebates - also available during COVID-19
If you belong to a private health fund, you may be able to claim a rebate for psychological services. The exact amount of the rebate will depend upon your level of cover, and the rebate varies between health funds. It is best to check with your fund for an exact per session rebate figure.
Due to COVID-19, many private health insurers are now providing Telehealth rebatable services. Please check with your provider.