Fees and rebates
The diabetes psychologist fee is below the recommended Clinical Psychologist rate of $238 set by the Australian Psychological Society.
Concession rates are possible if you have a healthcare card.
Medicare rebates for clinical psychologist appointments
Medicare rebates are available for some patients.
If you have been referred by your GP under a Mental Health Care Plan, you will be eligible for a clinical psychologist rebate of $124.50 per session, for up to 10 sessions.
Medicare rebates may also be available under the Chronic Disease Management Plan
A medicare rebate may also be applicable for Group Psychological Therapy
Please note: Once you have spent a certain amount on medical expenses you have reached the Medicare safety net and Medicare will pay for 80% of your out of pocket expenses.
Private health funds
Most private funds offer a rebate for clinical psychology services. Please contact your fund directly for more information.
Note that you cannot claim from your private and medicare on the same consultation.
How to pay
This fee can be paid by cash or EFTPOS at the consultation.
Please give at least 48 hours notice prior to cancellation. Fees will be charged if less notice is given.