Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
What training and experience do your clinicians have?
All our Psychologists are trained in post graduate level of Psychology, with extensive experience in public and private mental health settings. Psychologists are a regulated and legislated profession under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Each of our Psychologists have their individual areas of interests, and you can see this on our practitioners page.
Will my sessions be covered by Medicare or Insurance?
It is possible to have 10 sessions per calendar year covered by Medicare, if your GP has issued you with a Medicare mental health care plan. Currently the rebate for a single session under the Medicare plan ranges from $87.45 to $128.50. You will need to speak to your GP about qualifying for this plan and bring it along to your first session. Some private health insurance covers Psychology sessions and it is best to check with your provider.
What can I expect at my first session?
You will meet your individually assigned Psychologist for an initial consult via a Telehealth appointment. This will take 50 minutes. Here your Psychologist will listen into the difficulties you may be experiencing, and fulfil a mental health screen and assessment. You will have a chance to ask your questions of the process and discuss your personal goals for what you hope to get out of seeing a Psychologist. From there you will have a chance to make on-going appointments.
What To Expect From Us
If you have a question that we haven’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.