Australia's specialists in Anxiety & Depression Counselling
Medicare Rebates, Bulk Billing & Private Health
We understand that for many people, affordability is an important consideration. Because of this, we aim to keep our rates as low as possible, (and lower than most other Psychologists), and offer rebates through Medicare and Private Health.
Individual counselling sessions are 50 mins and prices range from $165 to $185 per session.
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your doctor, you will receive Medicare rebates of up to 10 sessions, at either $84.80 or $124.50 per session.
This means, your out-of-pocket expense per standard appointment is between $40.50 and $85.20.
Total rebate amounts available to each person in a year are $874 - $1245.
If in addition to this, if you are under financial stress please talk with your psychologist in your session about what discounts or concessional rates he or she may be able to offer you, as each Psychologist will consider every client’s individual situation.
At Hart Psychologists, we have gone to great lengths to uncover not only what makes psychology and therapy as effective as possible, but also what is most important to people seeking these services. Specifically, we have found time and time again, that specialized experience and expertise in the problem areas outrank any other factor, by far.
Anxiety, Depression and Stress counselling is our area of specialty. We strictly offer therapy with registered and clinical psychologists who have substantial (from 5 to 30 years) experience in these specific areas, and we also provide each of our team members with In-house annual training with World class researchers, and continual sharing of resources to ensure that we are all kept up to date with the latest tools and strategies available globally. This is a high standard we're proud to stand by.
This means, when you book in to see a psychologist through Hart Psychologists, you're getting help from a caring, empathetic psychologist who is experienced in the areas you need help with the most.
We also are committed to ensuring that you have a good fit with your psychologist, as this is a very important factor when you are looking at your investment in your therapy, so we offer you our “Great match guarantee”. Read more here.
However, as with most things in life, if you'd like help from a professional that is an expert in the area you're seeking, often that comes with an investment. Luckily with Medicare and Private Health Companies involved, we aim to make that investment as small and affordable as possible.
All Hart psychologists are registered with the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and have Medicare provider numbers, enabling you to claim a Medicare rebate for your counselling sessions for Anxiety and Depression.
To claim these rebates, you must see your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician before coming in for your first session, for a Mental Health Care Plan.
Once you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your doctor, you will receive Medicare rebates of up to 10 sessions, at either $84.80 or $124.50 per session.
This means the total rebate amounts available to each person in a year are $874 - $1245.
In most cases, we don't offer bulk-billed sessions.
Your mental health is important. If you'd like to invest in counselling with an expert, please contact us on 1300 830 552 or send us an enquiry.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
All of our Psychologists are also registered with the private Health Funds. Many of these funds cover Psychology in their Extras cover. Each fund is different and can change over time, so it is best if you check with your fund about your entitlements for a rebate and the amounts.
Please note that it is not legally possible for a client to claim both a Medicare rebate and a Private Health Insurance rebate for the same session. You will need to choose which you prefer.