Fees and Rebates

Fees

In an effort to keep costs reasonable for families, our charge below the scheduled fee for standard psychological consultations recommended by the Australian Psychological Society:

  • Standard Psychological Consultation (50+ minutes)
    • Dr Rachael Macdonald - $220
    • Corneli Oosthuizen - $200
    • Kate Ward - $190
    • Gillian Ash - $170

  • NDIS Psychological Therapy Consultation (50+ minutes)
    • Standard NDIS rates apply (currently $214.41)

  • Psychological Assessment - Cost for assessment will vary with the length of time and complexity of assessment required.

  • Brain Mapping - Costs vary between basic and complex Brain Mapping.

  • Neurotherapy treatment - $200 per 60 minute session.

  • Cancellation Fees for Late Cancellation and Fail to Attend an appointment will apply.

  • Medicare rebates apply where applicable.

Rebates

Medicare:

  • Medicare rebates are available with referral ($93.35 per session) from General Practitioners (GP's), Paediatricians or Psychiatrists for clients with a current Mental Health Care Plan.
  • Up to 10 sessions are available under a Mental Health Care Plan.
  • For more information, refer to the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative.
  • If Medicare rebates are not required, then no Doctor's referral is necessary.
  • Medicare rebates are generally not available for assessment services or neuroscience services. However, Medicare rebates may be available for some assessment services. e.g., Autism assessment with a specialist referral for under 25 year olds.

Private Health Insurance:
  • Rebates from various Private Health Insurers may apply. (Please contact your health insurer to discuss any issues regarding rebates that may apply).
  • Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance rebates can be processed at Unique Brains through HICAPS at the time of the appointment.

Transport Accident Commission (TAC):
  • TAC generally covers the cost of reasonable and necessary treatment, with no out of pocket expenses for clients.

Workcover:
  • Workcover generally covers the cost of reasonable and necessary treatment, with no out of pocket expenses for clients.