Appointments are $185 for 55 minutes per session.
It's hard to say exactly how many sessions you will need, however good work can be done in 4-6 sessions. These can be spaced out weekly, fortnightly or monthly, whatever we both decide works best for you.
You may be able to receive a refund or rebate (please see below) as claims can be made for registered psychologists through Medicare or your health fund if you are eligible.
Couples sessions are $215 for one hour, however due to the extra time it usually takes it is recommended to do 1.5 hours (especially for the first appointment), which is $285.
Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, eftpos or credit card (Visa and Mastercard only).
Health Fund Rebates
If you belong to a private health fund, you may be able to claim a rebate for your appointments.
Call your health fund to determine your level of extras cover and whether they cover 'psychological visits'. The rebate amount varies between health funds.
If you are entitled to a rebate, you will be able to claim that directly when you attend your appointment through our HICAPS machine.
Under the Medicare-funded Mental Health Care Plan you can receive a $84.85 rebate per session for up to 6 -10 sessions over a calendar year with an appropriate referral from your GP.
You will need to bring this referral letter and assessment to your first session if you wish to claim the rebate.
You will need to pay at the time of your appointment and claim your rebate through Medicare. The easiest way to claim your rebate is through the Medicare app which you can download to your smartphone/device. Simply photograph your receipt (containing all relevant details), upload it to the app and the rebate is processed within 24-28 hours.
Appointments and Cancellations
Bookings are essential, and typically last 55 minutes.
Please allow reasonable notice be given to cancel or to rearrange an appointment, so that your appointment can be offered to someone else as I often have a waiting list.
My standard cancellation policy is as follows:
- Cancellations within 0 - 24 hours notice: $50 - $185 fee is payable to cover costs
- Cancellations between 24 - 48 hours notice: no fee incurred
You do not need a GP referral to make an appointment with me, but if you want to claim a rebate through Medicare you will need a GP assessment & referral.
How do I make an appointment?
Please call the Darling Street Health reception on: 02 9555 8806 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqui's Clinic Hours in 2018:
- Every Tuesday: 10:30am - 8pm
- Every Thursday: 10:00am - 5pm
- Via Skype: various times available - by appointment only.
Please contact Jacqui directly at email@example.com to make a time.
For more info on Darling Street Health Centre go to: www.darlinghealth.com.au