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Rebates and payments to see our psychologist in the Gold Coast or Online-Australia

 

Bloomfield Psychology provides a variety of services such as counselling, coaching, supervision for individuals, face to face  in our office in the Gold Coast, or online anywhere in Australia. We also present mindfulness and compassion group program in Sydney, Canberra and Gold Coast. 

 

Referral

To make an appointment, you can refer yourself to our service. You can also obtain a referral from your GP with a Mental Health Care Plan to access Medicare rebates.  You can also claim from Private Health Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance or Third Party Insurance or via an Employee Assistance Program.

 

Mental Health Care Plans (Medicare rebates)-Face to face individual sessions

If you are currently dealing with a problem that you believe we can help, discuss it with your GP, or specialist doctor. Ask your Doctor if he/she can do an initial Mental Health Care Plan assessment to establish if it is appropriate for you to be referred to a psychologist. With a Mental Health Care Plan, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate ($124.65) for 1-hour clinical psychological counselling session for up to 10 sessions in the following 12 months of being issued.

 

Telehealth services under Medicare- Online sessions

Telehealth is a new measure to improve access to mental health treatment services with a psychologist for people in rural, remote locations (Modified Monash Model regions four to seven). People living or working in MMM 4 to 7 with a GP Mental Health Care Plan are eligible for Better Access and can receive up to 10 annual Better Access sessions via video conferencing (eg Skype or Facetime) with a psychologist.
With a Mental Health Care Plan, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate ($124.50) for 1-hour Online session with our clinical psychological for up to 10 sessions in the following 12 months of being issued.
 

 

For more information talk to your GP or contact us.

 

Supervision

 

If you would like some assistance in your clinical work, you are most welcome to contact us to clarify your need and receive professional supervision. Marie Bloomfield is an AHPRA approved principal and secondary supervisor for psychologists on most pathways.  She can also support other mental health professionals either face to face or online via Skype or Facetime.

 

Payment and fees for Face to Face or Online sessions

Appointments times: weekdays from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm

  • $180.00 for initial one hour session,
  • $160 for follow-up one hour session 
  • Bulk-billing is available for selected clients.

Face to face sessions payment is required at the end of each consultation.  For Online session on Skype or Facetime, payment is requested prior to the session. We request that the payment is made via direct bank deposit or through Square. We also accept credit cards via Square.

If you have a MHCP  you will obtain a Medicare rebate of $124.50 for face to face or online session.

If you are claiming from Medicare $55.50 is the gap fee for the first session and $35.50 for subsequent sessions.  The cost of a session online, face to face are the same.

Full payment is required for each session and with the receipt provided you can claim from Medicare your rebate online.

Contact us today to make an appointment

We are committed to helping you by providing a service that is effective, compassionate and affordable in the Gold Coast or anywhere in Australia.

 

Burleigh Waters, Qld 4220