Commonly Asked Questions About Medicare and Psychology Treatment
Are psychologists covered by Medicare?
Yes, Medicare provides rebates for psychological services.
How much does Medicare pay for a psychologist?
Medicare pays $124.50 for a 50 minute session with a clinical psychologist.
How many psychology session are provided under Medicare?
Medicare provides rebates for BOTH 10 individual and 10 group sessions per year ;provided the individual has obtained a mental health care plan and a separate referral letter from their doctor stating the number of sessions.
How much does it cost to see a psychologist?
Fess vary. The Australian Psychological Society recommended fee is $251 but Catherine Madigan, clinical psychologist practising in Melbourne in Hawthorn, one of eastern suburbs , charges $185.00 ( $185.00 -medicare rebate of $124.50 =$60.50 gap so clients are out of pocket only $60 per session.
Low income health care concession card holders are bulk billed by Catherine.