Appointments are $175 for 55 minutes per session.
It's hard to say how many sessions you will need, however a good guide would be 4-6 minimum. 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 $195 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 $255.
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.
The exact amount of the rebate will depend upon your level of extras cover and whether they cover 'psychological visits', and the rebate 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 substantial rebate for your sessions with Jacqui Manning (registered psychologist), which will make your sessions more affordable.
If you wish to claim a rebate through Medicare, you will need to bring a referral letter and a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, which usually includes an assessment.
Under this plan you can receive up to $84.25 rebate per session for a registered psychologist.
You will be eligible for an initial 6 sessions (with a possible extension to 4 extra), up to a total of 10 sessions in a calendar year under this plan.
You will need to pay upfront at the time of your appointment and the easiest way to claim your rebate is through the Medicare app - simply photograph your receipt (containing all relevant details) and upload it to the app and the rebate is processed within 24-28 hours.
Appointments and Cancellations
Appointments 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-$175 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 2016:
- Every Tuesday: 10:30am - 8pm
- Every Wednesday: 10:30am - 4pm
- Alternate Saturdays 11:30am - 3:30pm
- 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