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Fees & Cancellations
The Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) recommended fee for a 50 minute session is $280.00 (1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023). We adjust the standard rate where appropriate to meet the needs of our clients.
Important Update regarding session prices
We have worked hard to maintain our session prices but due to increases in many areas of the business, we will have a slight adjustment to our session prices from 1 July 2023.
Payment is required at the end of each session via credit card. Once approved, the Medicare rebate is processed online.
Registered psychologist (50 min Medicare or private) $220*
Registered psychologist concession rate (50 min Medicare or private) $180*
Registered Psychologist NDIS (1hr) $214.41
Registered Psychologist 1hr assessment $220
Registered Psychologist 2hr assessment $440
Registered Psychologist 3hr assessment $660
Registered Psychologist 1hr ADOS/MIGDAS $440
Assessment questionnaires (flat rate) all questionnaires included $330
Assessment Report billed by hour $220 - $880
Fee reductions and rebates:
Rebates are available from Medicare ($88 with a Mental Health Care Plan from a GP) or alternatively from most Private Health Funds, depending on your level of coverage (please check with your health fund provider). You can choose only one so you will need to choose between claiming from Medicare or claiming with your Private Health Fund. PsycheLife also works with clients funded by the NDIS.
Cost depends on the goal of assessment and the process required. Talk to us about your needs as we will always work to devise an approach that will be affordable for you.
Typical components of an assessment process include:
Initial consultation: Gather background information, understand concerns and goals*.
Cognitive Assessment: A two-hour session including assessment, scoring and interpretation. A Medicare rebate is not possible.
Learning Profile Assessment: A two-hour session including assessment, scoring and interpretation. A Medicare rebate is not possible.
Observation at home, school or kinder: Consultation and observation/ behavioural assessment of a child*.
Play Observation (ADOS): Behavioural observation & assessment*.
Clinical Interview: A consultation with client or a parent to understand their experience with respect to diagnostic criteria*.
Assessment questionnaires: These are sent via email for completion and the clinician undertakes scoring and interpretation of the results. A flat rate is charged, regardless of the number of questionnaires used.
Assessment Report: All the data and information is collated into a detailed report, including recommendations for next steps, treatment, and for school.
Feedback session: The report is provided and explained, with recommendations and next steps.
Fees for Assessments can be paid in instalments or in full. Reports will be provided once payment is made.
An example of typical Assessment Processes and costs based on pre-July 2023 prices can be seen by clicking on the button, below.
Pre- 1st June 2023 Consultation Fees:
50 minute consultations $200
Concession rate, $180
Assessments 2hr $400
Phone calls are considered a consultation once they exceed 15 minutes duration and will be charged at a cost of $60 per 15 minutes.
Additional Reports are charged per hour that it takes to compile them, with respect to due diligence in reviewing client data.
* May be eligible to claim under Medicare.
If, for some reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice, otherwise a cancellation fee of $100 will be charged.
If cancellation is within 24 hours but you can provide medical evidence of transmissible or sudden medical illness, we will waiver the cancellation fee.
If two appointments are missed without contacting us, we may allocate your place to someone on the waiting list.