The standard fee for an individual consultation of 50 minutes is $150. Clients may be eligible for rebates, starting from around $75.00 (this varies according to circumstances). The standard fee means there is an “out of pocket” gap between the rebate you may receive from Medicare and what you will be charged. Currently Teacher’s Health provides rebates for Accredited Mental Health Social Workers.
Bulk billing may be negotiated following discussion, prior to a first appointment.
Medicare rebates To obtain a Medicare rebate you will require a referral from your GP, who will need to prepare a Mental Health Care (MHCP). This allows 6 plus 4 sessions under certain criteria.
For further information about Accredited Mental Health Social Work click this link https://www.aasw.asn.au/information-for-the-community/mental-health-social-workers Payment Fees are payable in full at the time of session by electronic funds transfer (eft) or credit card. Cancellation fee see below - will not be rebated by Medicare. Cancellation Policy Belinda’s policy is to charge $70 for a missed session, if a client provides less than 24 hours notice, or simply does not show up. If you are unable to attend at the appointed time, please let Belinda know with as much notice as possible.