Fees and Requirements
Clinical Psychologist – 50 minutes
With a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your doctor, you can access a Clinical Psychologist. A Clinical Psychologist is a fully qualified psychologist who has additional post graduate study in a specialised field of psychology (an area of endorsement).
The cost of a Clinical psychology consultation (50 minutes) is $203.40 payable 24 hours before your appointment.
Medicare rebate – Clinical Psychologist: $128.40
Out of Pocket expense: $75.00
General Psychologist – 50 minutes
You will require a MHCP and referral from your doctor to see a general psychologist.
The total cost of a general psychologist consultation (50 minutes) is $162.45 payable 24 hours before your appointment.
Medicare rebate – General Psychologist: $87.45
Out of Pocket is expense: $75.00
Provisional Psychologist – 50 minutes
All provisional psychologists at Healthwise have been selected because of their outstanding performance and competencies. Whilst Provisional Psychologists (also known as ‘interns’) are still in their practical stage of study, they hold registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). You are not required to have a referral or care plan however for best practice we request you speak with your GP and request a MHCP. There cost of a Provisional Psychologist consultation (50 minutes) is $120 payable 24 hours before your appointment.
Medicare rebate – Provisional Psychologist: No Rebate Available
Out of Pocket Expense: $120
Other ways to see a Psychologist…
NDIS – per hour
For PLAN and SELF managed participants only. We ask you to pay the full fee of $214 (per hour) up front and we will invoice the plan manager on your behalf so the full fee is returned directly to you. We can also bill directly to some providers with prior arrangement – just ask.
Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) – 50 minutes
With the presentation of a valid DVA Health Card, an individual can access a psychologist without a fee. HealthWise Queensland will invoice the Department of Veteran Affairs on your behalf. A referral from your GP is required.
NO FEE TO THE CLIENT
Psychologists can be an essential part of the workers’ compensation treatment and rehabilitation process. All clinicians at Healthwise are approved providers for WorkCover. Once your claim has been approved we will be advised of the number of sessions determined by WorkCover. Successful claims result in the cost of your session being covered by WorkCover.
WorkCover Fee Schedule
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Healthwise clinicians provide EAP services to a number of Government Departments within the Wide Bay Region. Many employers now recognise and place importance on their employee’s mental health and well being. EAP sessions promote short-term, solution-focused psychological support for a range of workplace and/or personal issues.
Sessions provided by Healthwise work on per-session arrangement with the organisation to ensure the level of assistance required is provided to the orgnaisations employees and their families. Each session is confidential with the organisation not provided with any specifics of the individuals who access the service.
EAP Fee Schedule
Healthwise are approved providers to deliver psychological services for the Bundaberg and Wide Bay PHN (Primary Health Network).
We can provide early intervention for people experiencing life stress, or are at risk of or experiencing mild to moderate mental ill health along with individuals requiring psychological therapies who may not otherwise be able to access services (for example, unable to access services under the Medicare Better Access scheme). For both groups there are structured psychological therapies and/or interventions provided by qualified mental health professionals.
These services are intended for people belonging to an ‘underserviced’ cohort, which may include:
- Rural and remote residents
- People from Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people
- People who are members of the LGBTIQ+ communities
- Women with Perinatal Depression
- Financially disadvantaged
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- People experiencing homelessness