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The Mood & Mind Centre

Clinical Psychologist

Types of referrals

There's a few ways to be referred to a psychologist.
  • Private / Self: Phoning us directly without a referral from a medical professional
  • Mental Health Care Plan 
  • Third Party: WorkCover or Lawyer, etc

Rebates

  • Many private health funds provide rebates for psychological consultations, and all our psychologists are providers with many            health funds. Please contact your health fund to check your eligibility.


  • Additionally, Medicare Australia has a Better Access to Mental Health scheme which provides a rebate for 10 sessions per calendar year when your General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, or Paediatrician refers you or your child for psychological intervention to address a mental health issue.


Eligibility for the scheme is determined by your medical provider, and requires a mental health diagnosis. A consultation between you and your GP will be needed to make this assessment, and to create the necessary referral documentation for us.

Currently, Medicare rebates are between $83.25 and $124.50 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year, with an additional 80% of the gap rebated when families reach their Medicare Safety Net. Our psychologists are recognised providers with Medicare, which enables eligible clients to receive this rebate.

What do I need to do?

  • Decide if you want to make a private appointment or be referred under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)
  • If you want to engage therapy under a MHCP, make an appointment with your GP before your first appointment to determine           whether you are eligible for a MHCP
  • Once you have the MHCP, contact us to make the appointment

As an approved provider for Medicare, we are proud to offer affordable psychology services to all Gold Coast community members

You will be pleased to note that our fees are substantially below the recommended psychological fee of $235 for a 50 minute session, as set out by the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Clinical Psychologist Fees

Clinical Psychology Fees with Mental Health Care Plan 
Session
 Fee
  50-Minute Consult 
    $180.00
  50-Minute Consult - Concession fee
    $160.00
  Medicare Rebate 
   $124.50
  Out-of-pocket Cost
   $35.50 -$55.50
  After Hours Consultation
   $200.00
 Cancellation Fee* within 24 hours
 $100.00

General Psychologist Fees

Registered Psychology Fees with Mental Health Care Plan
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Session
 Fee
   50-Min Consult 
     $140.00
  50-Min Consult - Concession fee 
     $120.00
 Medicare Rebate
     $84.80
 Out-of-pocket Cost
    $35.20 - $55.20
 After Hours Consultation
    $160.00
 Cancellation Fee* within 24 hours
 $100.00

Hypnosis

Hypnosis
 Fee
 Session
 Fee
Individual Session (1 hour)
$120.00 
Time Line Therapy® - Letting Go of Negative Emotions (2 x 1 hour sessions)
$230.00 
Personal Breakthrough Program (3 x 2 hour sessions) Neuro Linguistic Programming
$700.00 
 Cancellation Fee* withing 24 hours
 $100.00

Group Therapy

 
 Session
 Fee
Group session 
 $60.00
 Medicare Rebate
 $21.65- $31.65
 Out-of-Pocket Cost
 $38.35 - $28.35
 Cancellation Fee* within 24 hours
  $60.00
Financial difficulty?.... Bulkbilling available
Financial difficulty?.... Bulkbilling available  

If you are in severe financial hardship and you can't afford the above fees, please feel free to talk to us about Bulkbilling you. We believe that every person has the right to professional treatment and we do not want you to miss out if you can't afford the fees. 
Forensic assessment
 
  Forensic assessment 
 
  Assessment and report
  $1600 + GST
  Court attendance
  $357/hour
Reports and Letter
Reports and letters are NOT covered by Medicare and will be charged at an additional cost. 

*Cancellation Policy*:


  • We will send a reminder to you 48 hours before your appointment. Appointments have to be confirmed 24 hours before your scheduled appointment  

  • Cancellations 24 hours+ before the appointment attracts no cancellation fee

  • If your appointment is cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, a $100 will be charged to you. 

  • If no confirmation is received that you will attend the appointment, we would rather cancel this appointment and offer it to someone in need.

  • If a confirmation is received and you do not attend your appointment, the full fee will be charged for the appointment.  This fee will need to be paid directly by you and can not be passed on to Medicare or any other third party.

  • So please confirm your appointment and if in doubt rather cancel and re-book your appointment to a time that is suitable for you.