GP Mental Health Treatment Plan
A GP’s Mental Health Treatment Plan allows you to access the Medicare Rebate. The plan covers a variety of psychological conditions. These include:
Alcohol use disorder
Attention deficit disorder
Co-occurring anxiety and depression
Drug use disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder
*A total of 10 sessions can be given per calendar year however, after the sixth session you must go back to the doctor and obtain a continuing referral. The current rebate from Medicare for a psychological consultation when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan is $86 per session.
In addition, it may be possible to access 10 Group Therapy sessions. The medicare rebate per session is $21.65.
Please consult your GP to find out whether you are eligible for a GP Mental Health Care Plan.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Plan (CDSM) or
Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC)
The CDSM or EPC Medicare plans are different to the GP Mental Health Care Plan. The CDSM or EPC support enables access to 5 sessions. The rebate from Medicare is $52.50 per session.
You could also contact Medicare directly to find out more about the available Medicare Rebates for psychological support. Ph 132 150.
Private Health Insurance
Asami Engagement Psychology is located within an integrative wellness clinic called "Living Balance Health". The address is 144 Lascelles Street, Brighton. It's about 600m from Brighton State School.
50 minute consultation
After hours appointment times of 5pm, 6pm or 7pm are available weekdays. Appointments can also be made for Saturday mornings (this may attract a $20/hr additional fee)
** Consultation fees subject to change – please check when you book your consultation **
Consultation Fee Payment & Rebates
Please note, payment of the full consultation fee is required at the time of the session. If your GP has written a health plan that allows you to access the Medicare Rebate after you pay the full fee, we can assist you to have the rebate paid into your bank account.
According to the Australian Psychology Society, the recommendated rate for a psychologist is $228 (46-60 min consult). Most counsellors charge between $60 – $170 per hour. General psychologists charge $84-$185 per hour. Clinical psychologists or those with speciality areas of practice charge $124-$210/hr and psychiatrists, $300-$355 per 45 minutes.
Fee For Service Approach
We aim to offer a service which is reasonably priced and accessible (whilst still covering our expenses), hence consultation fees are affordable and include concession rates for eligible individuals.
Cancellations & Missed Appointments'
For us to continue providing you with the best service, please note there are fees for cancellations and missed appointments. To avoid these fees, please provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.
|Cancellations made with a minimum of 24 hours notice||No fee|
|Cancellations made with 12 to 24 hours notice||50% of session fee|
|Missed appointments (without notice, or less than 12 hours notice)||100% session fee|
Past Corporate Clients
In addition to our private practice we also provide support to small, medium and large private and government organisations