FEE STRUCTURE

July each year - Please note fees increase annually by approximately $5-8 from July.  The APS National Schedule of Recommended Fees (as at 1 July) is $280 per sessions. However, Leah has a sliding scale fee structure which takes into consideration various types of concession cards (pension cards and health care cards).

 

The initial session fee is higher as Leah is required to write a letter to your GP and score questionnaires outside of session.  If you have extenuating circumstances, please discuss with Leah your fee concerns, who will make fee decisions on a case by case basis.  Medicare does not allow patients to pay just the gap fee, you have to pay the full session fee and the rebate of $131.65 will go into your account within 24 hours.

NON-CONCESSION CARD HOLDERS

50-60 MINUTE CONSULTATION

$131.65

Up-front Fee (Initial consultation)

          Out of pocket cost

Medicare Clinical Psychology Rebate (returned to your nominated bank account on the same day)

Same amount for initial and subsequent sessions

$110.00

$241.65

Up-front Fee (Subsequent sessions)

          Out of pocket cost

$80.00

$211.65

LOW INCOME HEALTH CARE CARD

50-60 MINUTE CONSULTATION

$131.65

Up-front Fee (Initial consultation)

          Out of pocket cost

Medicare Clinical Psychology Rebate (returned to your nominated bank account on the same day)

Same amount for initial and subsequent sessions

$95.00

$226.65

Up-front Fee (Subsequent sessions)

          Out of pocket cost

$65.00

$196.65

PENSIONER CONCESSION CARD

50-60 MINUTE CONSULTATION

$131.65

Up-front Fee (Initial consultation)

          Out of pocket cost

Medicare Clinical Psychology Rebate (returned to your nominated bank account on the same day)

Same amount for initial and subsequent sessions

$80.00

$211.65

Up-front Fee (Subsequent sessions)

          Out of pocket cost

$50.00

$181.65

Please note that without 24 hours notice, a cancellation fee of $150.00 will be charged.  If your appointment is confirmed by you  and you do not show on the day, 100% session cost is incurred for non-attendance - this applies to those on NDIS and DVA etc.

COMPLETION OF FORMS

 

Price on Application – there is a fee for the completion of forms.  If forms cannot be completed in session, there is a fee, as it will require Leah to complete in her own time.

 

Forms include – housing applications, Centrelink forms, superannuation claim forms,NDIS, income protection claims.

REPORTS & COURT ATTENDANCE

 

There is a fee for Leah to do reports to Centrelink, insurers, court etc.  The fee will be determined by what is required and how long it will take (price on request).

Pre-sentencing reports - Price on request

Court Attendance - Price on request