Fees & Rebates

How much does it cost to see a psychologist? What rebates are available? What about NDIS and WorkCover? Answers to all your fees and rebates questions below.

Fees for Individual Sessions

As the practitioners at The READ Clinic are all independent contractors, they can set their own fees for appointments, therefore fees vary by practitioner.

The fees below are given as a guide – when you call our admin team to make your first appointment they will be able to give you specific information relating to your practitioner.

Practitioner Category Session Fee (50 min session) Medicare rebate*
Senior Clinical Psychologist
from $265
$131.65
Clinical Psychologist
from $245
$131.65
Senior General Psychologist
from $235
$89.65
General Psychologist
from $215
$89.65
Intern Psychologist
from $110
No Medicare rebate available
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
from $165
$56.00
Couples / Relationship Therapy
from $390 (90 minute session)
No Medicare rebate available

* Medicare Rebate

Currently the Medicare rebate is available for up to 20 psychology sessions per calendar year. 

To access Medicare rebates for your psychology sessions you will need to visit your GP to obtain a referral letter and a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).

Your initial referral and MHCP will cover you for the first 6 sessions with your therapist.

  • After your 6th session you will need to visit your GP again to get a second referral for an additional 4 sessions (bringing the total sessions to 10).
  • The current COVID Additional 10 scheme allows for an additional 10 sessions; these can be prescribed at your 6 session review with your GP, at your GP’s discretion.

The READ Clinic automatically processes the Medicare rebate at the end of each session and you should receive your rebate from Medicare within 24 hours.

Private Paying Clients

Fees for private clients are as per the schedule above. If you are a private-paying client, you do not need a referral to see a therapist.

NDIS

There are practitioners at The READ Clinic who work with NDIS clients who are plan-managed or self-managed. Fees for NDIS clients vary, please check with the administration team when booking your first appointment for more information.

For more information about NDIS psychology services, click here.

WorkCover

There are practitioners at The READ Clinic who provide WorkCover psychology services. Fees for WorkCover vary, please check with the administration team when booking your first appointment for more information.

Private Health Care Rebates

Depending on your insurer and scheme you may be able to claim a rebate under your private health insurance. For more information please contact your insurer directly.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation policy applies to all appointments with practitioners at The READ Clinic.

If you cancel your appointment between 24 and 48 business hours before your appointment, a fee of $150 is charged. If you cancel within 24 business hours of your appointment, or fail to attend your appointment, then the full fee is charged as a cancellation fee.

Payment Methods

We accept payment by Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card only. Your card details are securely stored, and appointment fees are automatically charged at the time of your appointment.

For more information about how we keep your credit/debit card information safe, please see the FAQ.

Have Questions?

Starting therapy can be a little bit daunting. We have put together a list of FAQ that we hope will help you understand more about your therapy journey with a practitioner at The READ Clinic, and and answer any other questions you may have.

When you are ready to book your first appointment, please call our admin team on (02) 4363 6600 and they will be able to assist you.

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