Fees & Rebates
Fees are $180 per session (50 minutes).
Medicare rebates may be available to help you pay for most of the cost of your treatment when you obtain a referral and a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP. This will entitle you to rebates for up to 10 sessions per year with a psychologist. With this Medicare rebate, you also have the opportunity to receive 10 group therapy sessions per calendar year. Ask your Doctor, Psychiatrist or Pediatrician if you are eligible for a Mental Health Treatment Plan. Your doctor will need to write you a referral letter to Donna in the same way they would for any specialist provider. All you need to do then is phone for an appointment. Your doctor will receive a written report from Donna providing information on any assessments, the treatment provided and recommended future management of your concerns.
Bulk-billing is available in special circumstances. Please talk to us for more information.
Gap payment is $55
Gap payment for holders of Centrelink Healthcare Cards and Student Cards is $20
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance and extras cover, you may be able to claim part of the fees as Donna is a registered provider with private health-care funds. Please contact your health fund to see if you are able to claim for psychological services.
Fees for a Report
The cost of a report varies depending on the time it takes to prepare and the length of the report. Short reports (4-5 pages) will range from $600 plus GST. Long reports such as medico-legal reports (15+ pages) will range from $2500 plus GST. Some Private Health Funds also cover a portion of this fee.