Fees and rebates
The current fee is $165 for a 50-55 minute consultation. A Medicare rebate of up to $126.50 per session is available with a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).
Bulk Billing may be available for concession card holders or by doctor request (further to discussion with the psychologist)
Payment must be made at the time of consultation
Assessments and report writing will incur additional costs
You will need to have a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) in place to claim a Medicare rebate for psychological services. Eligibility for a MHCP is determined by your GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist. With a current MHCP the Medicare rebate is up to $126.50 per session.
It is a good idea to let your doctor's surgery know that you will be visiting for a Mental Health Care Plan, as this typically involves a longer consultation so that the appropriate referral documentation can be prepared. Medicare will provide a rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar years. Typically, the initial Mental Health Care Plan is for 6 sessions. Eligibility for a further four sessions is determined following a visit to your GP for a review.
You will need to bring your MHCP with you to your initial session, if you wish to claim your rebate. Although a Medicare rebate can be claimed, there is generally a gap fee.
To learn more about Medicare rebates download a copy of the APS Fact Sheet.
A receipt of payment will be provided for you to claim through your Health Fund. Please contact your private health insurer to find out if you can claim for psychological services.
You will receive a reminder text or phone call approximately 2 days prior to your appointment so that you can confirm your attendance. If you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice so the appointment time can be offered to others. A cancellation fee of $66 is payable for cancellations on the day before the appointment, and $165 (full fee) for cancellations and no shows on the day of the appointment, except for emergencies preventing attendance such as serious medical illness. Should appointments be missed or cancelled the psychologist reserves the right to cease therapy.
Services We are Unable to Provide
Liza Kokkoris Psychology strives to provide the Gold Coast community with as many clinical services as possible. However, some services require immediate attention, which is beyond the scope of our practice.
Some services we do not provide, include:
Crisis Care: If you need immediate assistance please visit your nearest emergency department or call:
For Children: Call Kids Helpline any time of day on 1800 55 1800
For Help with Self Harm or Disordered Eating please visit https://www.psychology.org.au/Find-a-Psychologist