Fees & Rebates

What times and days are appointments available?​​​​​​​​​​​

Positive Psychology offers convenient appointment times as follows:
Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm

How much do you charge per session?

Different psychologists in our practice charge different rates depending on their area of practice, qualifications and experience.

Can I receive Medicare rebates?

Yes. All our psychologists are registered with Medicare. So, following a mental health review, you may be eligible for up to 10 sessions (per calendar year) with any clinician at our practice.

Medicare rebates cover most of the session – but a small gap fee will apply.

How do I access the Medicare rebates?

To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, you must first see a GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician, who will assess whether you’re experiencing mental health difficulties.

Conditions covered include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, sleep problems, adjustment disorders and more.

Medicare rebates can be accessed in three easy steps:​

  1. Book an appointment with your GP to discuss why you would like to see a psychologist. Ensure you book an extended consultation for a ‘Mental Health Care Plan’. (This is the technical term for a referral to a psychologist.)
  2. If your GP agrees you are eligible, they will complete a Mental Health Care Plan and make a referral to the psychologist you would like to see.
  3. Your GP will review your progress after your first six sessions. If appropriate, your GP will then recommend an additional four sessions.

Will I get reimbursed through my private health insurance?

Positive Psychology is registered with all major Australian health insurance providers. So if your policy covers psychology, you may receive a rebate on the spot.

To find out how much you get back and the number of sessions you’re covered for, please contact your provider.

On-the-spot HICAPS payments are available at all our clinics.

​Are concession rates available?​​​​​​​​​​​

Yes. If you have a Low Income Health Care Card or you are a full time student, you are entitled to a discounted rate.

Can I receive a Medicare rebate and a private health rebate for the one session?

No. You cannot use your private health cover to top up your Medicare rebates. You need to choose one or the other.

Please contact us to discuss the best option for you.

Can I receive treatment under government programs?​​​​​​​​​​​

All our psychologists provide psychological services for:

  • TAC
  • Work Cover
  • Victims of Crime
  • Veterans Affairs