Fees, Funding and Rebates

Fees vary depending on whether you are seeking therapy or assessment services and which practitioner is seen at Sydney Psychology Centre. Fees can be partially claimed through Medicare and health insurance funds. To find out more about our fees for both therapy and assessments, please contact our reception team on (02) 9960 1222.

Our Psychologists are registered with:

Medicare
Medicare offer five programs under which eligible clients can claim back intervention and assessment fees:

  1. The Mental Health Care Program (referral needed from your GP)
  2. Chronic Disease Management Initiative (referral needed from your GP)
  3. Helping Children with Autism (referral needed from Paediatrician or Psychiatrist)
  4. Better Start for Children with a Disability (referral needed from Paediatrician or Psychiatrist)
  5. Pregnancy Support Counselling (referral needed from your GP)
  6. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Private Health Insurance Fund

Most health insurance funds offer rebates depending on your level of coverage. People must first use any Medicare entitlement before drawing on this. We are registered with most health funds. Contact your fund to find out your level of cover.

Psychological Access Plus
Psychological Access Plus enables GPs to refer consumers to mental health professionals through Primary and Community Care Services (PCCS), who deliver focused psychological strategies at no cost to the consumer. Through Psychological Access Plus, patients are eligible for a maximum of 12 sessions per calendar year – six time-limited sessions with an option for a further six sessions following a mental health review by the referring GP. Sessions can be individual and/or group therapy sessions. Psychological Access Plus provides patients with assistance for short-term intervention.  If further sessions are required it may mean that the patient needs a longer term program to meet his/her needs.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.  Patients must be self-managed to use NDIS funding at Sydney Psychology Centre. To learn more about the funding and to check eligibility please visit the website http://www.ndis.gov.au/

Other Useful Information and Links
Medicare Benefits Schedule
http://www.health.gov.au/mbsonline