Fees and Rebates
Accessible and affordable support for your child
We want to provide support to those who need it most, so at Eastern Suburbs Child Psychology our fees are below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society *. Please, contact us for our schedule of fees.
*The recommended fee for psychological services is $235 for a 55 minute session.
Discounts may be available under special circumstances, such as financial hardship, and you may be eligible for Medicare or Health Fund rebates. Bulk billing is available for people on a pension (e.g., aged or disability pension) or for people with substantial financial difficulties. Please, discuss this with your psychologist.
Additional service fees
|Assessment fees||Vary according to the time taken to complete the assessment and report.|
|Appointment cancellations||Charged at 50% rate if cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time.|
|School and preschool visits||Vary according to location and time spent on observation/meeting.|
Short phone calls or emails to child’s teachers and other health professionals (under 20 minutes) will not be charged.
You can pay by Direct Deposit, cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
Medicare and health fund rebates
Alina and Hannah are registered Medicare providers. If you or your child has a Mental Health Care Treatment Plan, you will receive a Medicare rebate of $84.80- $124.50 per session for up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year. You will first need to obtain this Plan through your GP, psychiatrist or a paediatrician.
For children with some diagnosed disabilities, rebates for assessment and treatment may be available through the Better Start for Children with Disability or the Helping Children with Autism Initiative funding. Please contact us for more information.
Private Health Funds
Some private health care funds (such as MBF and Medibank Private) offer rebates for psychological services. Please check with your individual health fund for eligibility.
You can choose to receive a rebate through either Medicare or your private health fund; it is not possible to access both at the same time.