Fees and Conditions 

 

Referrals

Attendance at Balanced Psychological Services does not require a referral and you may wish to make an appointment directly. However, those who are referred by their general practitioner may be eligible for rebates from Medicare or a private health fund. We are also registered with Access Plus, ask your GP if you are suitable for an Access Plus referral.

 

Appointments

Appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Late appointments are available on Wednesday  and Thursday evenings.

 

Cancellations

Balanced Psychological Services kindly request that you contact use should you need to cancel or change your appointment. We understand that at times you may be subject to unforeseeable circumstances, however, should you fail to attend or cancel an appointment without sufficient notice (24 hours), you may be charged a cancellation fee. 

 

Fees

The fees at Balanced Psychological Services are lower than those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (refer to table below). Fees are payable at the time of consultation and cash and EFTPOS are accepted forms of payment. HICAPS is also available for immediate Medicare and health fund claims. To claim an immediate Medicare rebate, the account you are paying with must be linked to your Medicare card. Either call or attend your local Medicare office to activate your account.

*Bulk billing is available for pension card holders, unemployed people and low income earners. Bulk billing is at the discretion of the treating psychologist. Please discuss this at the time of your referral.

Schedule of Fees for Services

 

Balanced Psychological Services

 

Out of pocket expenses with Medicare rebate of $84.80

Australian Psychological Society Recommended Fees

Initial Consultation

$140 per hour

$55.20

$241 per hour

Subsequent Consultation

$140 per hour

$55.20

$241 per hour










Medicare rebates

Under the Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative, those who are referred by their general practitioner or psychiatrist may be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate, for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

 

Private Health Insurance

Psychologists at Balanced Psychological Services are registered providers with some of the major health insurance funds. You may be able to claim part of your fees if you have extras cover, but it is advisable to consult your health fund directly for information regarding psychology rebates prior to commencing therapy.


                             

Contact Balanced Psychological Services today

Leanne 0410 922 187