Fees are $210 for Generalist Psychologists and $250 for Clinical Psychologists. Consults with our Principal Psychologist, Simon Ashfield-Smith and our Director, Silvia Benovic, are $255 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Rebates may be available through Medicare and Private Health Insurance. If you are eligible for a Medicare Rebate your “out of pocket” expense after this rebate will be $118.35 to see a Clinical Psychologist per session or $120.35 to see a Generalist Psychologist, and sessions with Simon Ashfield-Smith or Silvia Ashfield-Smith will result in an “out of pocket” expense of $123.35
Couples Therapy is subject to a higher rate of $220 per session held with a Generalist Psychologist and $260 per session held with a Clinical Psychologist. Couples Therapy with Simon Ashfield-Smith will be charged at a rate of $280 per session. Medicare or health fund rebates may be applicable.
For your convenience our practice offers EFTPOS, Medicare Easyclaim and HICAPS facilities for payments. With Medicare Easyclaim your Medicare Rebate can be directed into your Cheque or Savings Account, so that you will not need to attend a Medicare Office. Alternatively, if you wish to use your private health fund, we can organise your rebate at the time of the consultation so you only have to pay the gap.
Medicare offers rebates for Australian citizens who visit their Psychologist. You do need however to first visit your General Practitioner (GP) and explain your mental health concerns and obtain a referral. It is polite to book a longer consultation with your GP so that they have adequate time to develop a care plan with you. Your GP will give you a referral called a “Mental Health Care Plan”, along with a letter of referral, which entitles you to Medicare Rebates. All you need to do is bring these two documents to your first consultation at BlueSky Psychology and our friendly staff will organise the rest. You are entitled up to 10 sessions in a calendar year (January to December).
Private Health Rebates
A substantial proportion of your consultation fee may be reclaimed through private health funds. Our Psychologists are registered with all major health insurers. Our office has HICAPS facilities so if you bring your health fund card we can organise your rebate at the time of the consultation. If you would like to know the amount of rebate prior to your first session you will need to contact your health fund.
BlueSky Psychology, Level 10, 108 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000.
Phone 08 8212 3944