Counselling and Therapy Rates

At Nexus Psychology, we offer quality affordable counselling sessions with highly recommended psychologists. Our Psychologists aim to provide cost-effective therapy to clients understanding that engagement with therapy requires an extended personal and financial investment.

Understanding the rates for counselling and therapy sessions, how payment works, and what your funding options are can often seem quite overwhelming. In some instances fees may be subsidised by Medicare rebates, private health insurance, or other funding sources. Clients with healthcare cards may be eligible to see a bulk-billing psychologist.

To shed light on how fees work, we outline here, as simply as possible, the numerous ways in which counselling can be paid for and what the cost incurred is. However, we appreciate that every situation is unique, raising unique questions that can sometimes only be solved in a conversation. So, our friendly and knowledgeable reception team are on-hand between 8.30am and 8pm to answer any queries you may have, via telephone call or email.

Pricing

Registered Psychologist Clinical Psychologist
Day rate
(8am – 5pm)

$155-$170

Day rate
(8am – 5pm)

$180-$200

After-hours rate
(5pm onwards and weekends)

$165-$180

After-hours rate
(5pm onwards and weekends)

$190-$200

Medicare rebate

$84.80

Medicare rebate

$124.50

*Please note, eligibility for a Medicare rebate is dependent upon a referral from a GP. Please see below for more details. Bulk Billing is available for Pension and Healthcare card holders.

Medicare Rebates

To be able to claim a Medicare rebate, you would first need to contact your GP to discuss with them why you would like to come for counselling. Your GP will then run through a list of questions with you to determine if you are eligible a Mental Healthcare Plan. If your GP decides that you are eligible for the plan, they can then refer you to us enabling you to claim the Medicare rebate, which as outlined in the grid above will reduce your out of pocket cost to between $60 and $75 per session, for up to 10 sessions.

Bulk Billing

If you hold a Pension card, or if you are unemployed with a Health Care Card and have been referred to us from your GP with a Mental Health Care Plan (details above), you will be eligible for bulk-billed sessions at Nexus.

This means that the cost of your sessions would be covered entirely by your Medicare rebate, and as such you would incur no out of pocket cost at all.

Please be awareBulk billed sessions are subject to availability, and require proof of Pension / Health Care Card to be emailed prior to 1st appointment.

Our team will be happy explain all options to you, and will endeavour to offer a service that is accessible if you are under financial strain.

Private Healthcare Options

Many private health funds cover a portion of the cost of psychology sessions. Typically, the rebate is approximately $40 per session for up to $400 per year. Please do check with your provider about the details of your cover.

ImportantYou cannot claim a private health insurance rebate together with a medicare rebate. If you are not eligible to claim the medicare rebate (eg, 10 sessions are complete) then you can claim a rebate via your private health insurance.

Making Payments & Our Cancellation Policy

There are no advance payments necessary for your sessions. Instead, we ask that payment for each session is made on the same day that you attend. After your session, your psychologist and the reception team at the location will be able help process this payment, which can be made via credit card, cash, or cheque. For bulk billing clients, payments can be processed via your Medicare card. Once you have booked an appointment with us, should you need to cancel or rearrange we ask that you call our reception to inform them, giving more that 24 hours notice.

However, for clients calling to cancel or rearrange an appoint on the same day (within 24 hours) please be aware that a cancellation fee will be incurred, and that Medicare rebates cannot be claimed on this cancellation fee.

TAC

The TAC, Transport Accident Commission, is a Government-owned organisation, that funds treatment and support services for those who have been involved in, or affected by transport accidents.

We understand that the physical and emotional trauma that transport accidents can inflict, often cause long-term difficulties for those involved and can change our lives in ways which are extremely difficult to cope with. At Nexus, we can provide TAC registered psychologists, with expertise in trauma, pain and health issues, and our admin team are able to process payments funded by the organisation.

Work Cover Claims

WorkCover (also known as WorkSafe), can provide funding for counselling for individuals who have either been injured at work, or for those who need support due to stress in the workplace.

Within the Nexus team, we have several WorkCover registered psychologists who are able to offer expertise and a wealth of experience in these areas, in addition to guidance for legal matters in the workplace.

 

Want to know more about our intake process, and what to expect from counselling? Speak to our friendly reception team on 9500 0751 Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 8.00pm.

Contact

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