(07) 5529 9111
Shop 5 (Organica),
1 Brygon Creek Dr,
Upper Coomera, QLD 4209
At MHM Psychology we believe that everyone should be able to access affordable, quality psychotherapy services and offer a competitive rate for appointments. Although the cost of sessions varies under some circumstances, for most clients a fee of $220 is charged per session. With an appropriate Medicare referral, clients are eligible for a rebate of $129.55 leaving an out-of-pocket cost of $90.45. The cost of your session is processed on the day of your appointment and we have facilities on site to also process your Medicare rebate. Your Medicare rebate will be transferred into your bank account immediately.
Medicare Rebates for your Psychology Appointments
Most clients that attend appointments at MHM Psychology have been referred by their General Practitioner (GP). GPs complete a Mental Health Care Plan and will provide you with a referral letter to see your chosen psychologist. This referral will allow you to get rebates from Medicare for your psychology appointments. Your referral will initial cover you for 6 rebated sessions, leaving the out-of-pocket costs mentioned above. If these 6 sessions are completed, you can again visit your GP who may be able to complete an additional referral for a further 4 rebated sessions, followed by a further 10 rebated sessions. In total, Medicare can support up to 20 rebated psychology sessions each calendar year.
If you do not wish to visit your GP for a referral to see a psychologist at MHM Psychology, you can of course still call and schedule an appointment with us. However, without a referral no rebate can be claimed and the full cost of the session is paid for by the client.
Private Health Cover
MHM Psychology have facilities on site to process rebates for most private health insurers. Please check with your insurer about what your cover offers. Private health cover cannot be used to cover the out-of-pocket costs that remain after claiming a Medicare rebate.
Some clients referred to MHM Psychology have been referred by WorkCover Queensland or by their GP using a WorkCover Queensland referral form. There are no fees for clients if they have been referred in this manner and have an appropriate referral. If the WorkCover claim has not yet been approved, then the session costs are paid for by the client until the claim has been approved and psychological sessions have been granted. Once a claim has been approved, clients are reimbursed by WorkCover for any expenses they have incurred.
CTP Insurance Claims
Some people who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident experience distress related to their accident. In such cases clients may be covered for psychological support through CTP insurance. Your GP will still need to refer you for these services. Once approved by the insurance company, the expenses of your appointments will be covered by the insurer. Prior to approval, costs are paid for by the client, but are reimbursed once the claim has been approved.
Department of Veterans Affairs
We accept referrals from DVA and Open Arms. DVA referrals cover all costs associated with your appointments. Your GP can refer you for psychological support under DVA if you are covered with a Gold or White card, or past and currently serving military personnel and their families can access appointments through Open Arms. Open Arms can be contacted on 1800 011 046.