A standard session is 50 minutes. A course of therapy often involves six or more sessions.
For information on costs and Medicare rebates please contact our receptionist or see below.
Do I need a referral?
We recommend that distressed clients ask their GP for a referral using a Mental Health Treatment Plan as this allows rebates for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year.
Referrals on legal matters are best made by your lawyer.
No referral is required for privately funded clients.
We accept referrals from:
- GPs – Mental Health Treatment Plan
- WorkCover / Allianz
- Lawyers and other insurance providers.
The current Australian Psychological Society recommended rate per session is $251.
At Adelaide Psychological Services the charge to see a Clinical Psychologist is $205 per session (or $140 for Health Care Card/Pension Card holders).
To see a Generalist Psychologist the charge is $165 (or $100 for Health Care Card/Pension Card holders).
Individuals who are referred by their GP through a Mental Health Treatment Plan can claim a rebate from Medicare.
The rebate from Medicare to see a Clinical Psychologist is $128.40 and pay a gap of $76.60 per session (or $11.60 for Health Care Card/Pension Card holders).
The Medicare rebate to see a Generalist Psychologist is $87.45 and pay a gap of $77.55 per session (or $12.55 for Health Care Card/Pension Card holders).
If you have extenuating circumstances please discuss with your treating psychologist.
We accept credit/debit cards and cash, and full payment is required at the time of consultation (we prefer payment via EFTPOS). Please note: You can claim your Medicare benefit on the spot with a debit card or into your bank account if you have registered your bank account details with Medicare.
Cancellations and Missed Appointments
If you would like to cancel or reschedule your appointments, we require 24 hours notice otherwise a $50 late cancellation fee will apply. This is not covered by Medicare or your Private Health Insurance.
Private Health Cover
Many private health policies cover psychological services. Check your entitlements with your insurer before your appointment.
The provisional liability clause covers initial sessions for an injured worker who has made a claim that is not yet been determined.
Assessments and reports
The cost of an assessment and report depends on the issues involved in the individual case. Your psychologist will estimate the number of sessions required for an assessment report and associated cost in the initial appointment.
To make an appointment
Please call 8295 4150 to make an appointment
Please come in 10 minutes before your appointment. Bring your Mental Health Treatment Plan if you have one, your Medicare Card and method of payment. We accept VISA or MasterCard.
Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Eftpos facilities are available.
Please call 8295 4150 for more information