Psychologists charge a variety of rates, depending on their level of experience, practice location and a variety of other factors. I am a registered clinical psychologist with PhD level qualifications. My rates are summarized below.
Under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative, patients who are referred are entitled to a rebate of $124.50 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.
Summary of Fees as of March 2019 (fees are subject to change)
I am available for sessions via Skype, however only patients living in rural, remote or very remote areas may be able to claim a Medicare rebate for Skype sessions. People living in rural areas (i.e., People living in MMM 4 to 7) with a GP Mental Health Plan who are eligible for Better Access can receive up to seven of their 10 Annual Better Access sessions via videoconferencing.
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If you’re a GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist, you can make a referral in the patient’s name and made out to Dr Anna McKinnon.
The referral letter should also include practice details, the number of approved sessions and (for GP’s) the date of activation of a ‘Mental Health Treatment Plan’ (for GP’s) or other relevant Medicare plans (consultation date).
I have also created an easy-to-complete referral doctors could use to make a referral.
I’m happy to discuss any further questions or concerns you may have.