LOOKING AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Anna’s discounted standard fee of $140 per 50min session is well below the Recommended Fees ($245), as set out by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) of which Anna has been a member since 2004.
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP, providing you with a $87.45 rebate, then you are only $52.55 out of pocket per session (after full payment) from the 4th session onwards.
Because Anna will only be seeing you every two weeks, instead of weekly, from the 4th session onwards, this puts less financial pressure on you to be able to afford Anna’s very reasonable fees.
DISCOUNTED FEES FOR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP
If you are experiencing serious financial hardship, then please discuss this with Anna during your 3 bulk billed sessions, so that she may consider a further discounted fee, until you are back on your feet again.
RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATION FEES
As recommended by the Australian Psychological Society, if you reschedule or cancel an appointment, fees may apply - if the appointment cannot be filled in time:
$0: 3+ business days' notice
$50: 2 business days' notice
$70: 1 business days' notice
$87.45: Same day notice - If a bulk billed client
$140: Same day notice - If a standard fee client
AFTER HOURS FEES
Anna charges everyone an extra $30 for the 5:40pm (after hours) session.
CARDS ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT
From session 4 onwards, you will be paying the agreed fee and then be able to receive your rebate from Medicare within 24-48hrs into your nominated account. This rebate is processed from Anna’s billing system, which is integrated with Medicare, so that you do not have to go and stand in a queue at Medicare to be rebated.
Anna's online billing system is able to process two types of cards (VISA / MasterCard).
This includes CREDIT and DEBIT cards.
Unfortunately, no cash payments are accepted due to security risks.
Anna has a quota number of clients who are bulk billed. These include young adults who are studying full time, pensioners and people on Jobseeker and Jobkeeper. There will therefore be times when Anna is unable to accept more clients from those categories, since the quota may be full. Apologies in advance.
If you qualify for Bulk Billing, just like at some GPs, Anna will invoice Medicare and be paid by them directly.
No Out-Of-Pocket expense to you.