Fees & Rebates

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

Psychology 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 Client Care 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 (MHTP)* Out of Pocket (after Medicare rebate*)
Senior Clinical Psychologist / Director
from $280
from $132.95
Clinical Psychologist
from $260
from $112.95
Senior General Psychologist
from $250
from $146.65
General Psychologist
from $230
from $126.65
Intern Psychologist
from $120
No Medicare rebate available
No Medicare rebate available
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
from $180
from $111.50
Couples / Relationship Therapy
from $395 (90 minute session)
No Medicare rebate available
No Medicare rebate available

* Medicare Rebates (MHTP) are the rebates available if you are referred under a Mental Health Treatment Plan. For more information about Medicare rebates and other funding options for psychology services, see below.

Note higher fees apply for initial consultations (first appointments).

An additional after hours fee of $15 per 50-minute session is applicable to all appointments at or before 8:00am and at or after 5:00pm on weekdays, and all appointments on Saturdays.

The recommended fees for psychologists at the READ Clinic are lower than the Australian Psychological Society National Schedule of Recommended Fees for a standard consultation of $300 for 2023-2024.  

Funding Options for Psychology Services

What funding is available to help with the cost of psychology services? How do you access funding, and useful links for finding out more information. 

Payment Policies

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. Please note card payments incur a merchant fee of 1.11%.

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

As all registered practitioners are independent contractors, your payment goes directly to your practitioner. The READ Clinic provides administrative support to all practitioners, therefore invoices issued by your practitioner will display The READ Clinic logo, and any queries regarding your invoice or payments should be directed to The READ Clinic accounts team via email accounts@thereadclinic.com 

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 Client Care Team team on (02) 4363 6600 and they will be able to assist you.

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