Referrals

Psychologists charge a variety of rates, depending on experience, practice location, and a variety of other factors. McKinnon Psychology’s clinic rates are summarized below.

Fees & Rebates: information for patients

The  Australian Psychological Association recommended rate for Clinical Psychology in 2019-20 is $254.00 for a 50-minute therapy session. Under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative, patients who are referred are entitled to a rebate of $128.40 for the 20 sessions they have attended in the calendar year.

A referral from a GP or other specialist doctor is only needed if you’d like to use a Medicare rebate. You may also be able to claim a private rebate for psychology services. You should contact your fund about eligibility.

Telehealth sessions

Our clinical psychologists are available for sessions via Zoom. With a mental Health Care Plan, you can access a Medicare rebate for these sessions.

If you are in a crisis

If you are looking on this website and are in a crisis, please contact the following services:

Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636)

Lifeline Australia (13 11 14)

Mens Line (1300 78 99 78)

Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467)

Referrals: information for doctors and allied health professionals

 

If you’re a GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist, you can make a referral in the patient’s name and made out to McKinnon Psychology.

TThe referral letter should also include practice details, the number of approved sessions and (for GPs) the date of activation of a ‘Mental Health Treatment Plan’ or other relevant Medicare plans (consultation date).

We have also created an easy-to-complete referral form doctors can use to make a referral.

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More questions?

We are happy to discuss any further questions or concerns you may have.