Referrals

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

Fees & Rebates: Information for Patients

The Australian Psychological Association’s recommended rate for Clinical Psychology in 2023-24 is $300.00 for a 50-minute therapy session. Our psychology fees range between $257 and $280 per 50-minute session.

Under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative, patients are entitled to a Medicare rebate to cover part of the session charge for the 10 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.

Whilst McKinnon Psychology is not a registered NDIS service provider, we can accept referrals from clients in the NDIS under a self-managed plan. You can read our NDIS service agreement here.

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Telehealth Sessions

Our clinical psychologists are available for sessions via Zoom.

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 to McKinnon Psychology.

The referral letter should also include practice details, the number of approved sessions and, for GPs, the date of activation of a ‘Mental Health Care 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.