Individual Therapy for Private Paying Clients...
The fee for individual therapy appointments starts from $120 per session. If you have a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP, you may be eligible for a rebate of $84.80 per session. Usually a client is able to access 10 of these rebates per calendar year, which we can process for you at our practice (no waiting in lines at Medicare). Alternatively, you can process these rebates online through the Human Services website.
There are typically a small number of 'After Hours' appointments available each week (i.e. appointments 5pm and onwards) these appointment fees start from $140 per session. Again, if you have a valid MHCP you may be eligible for a rebate of $84.80 per session, for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
Please be aware that the Chronic Disease Self-Management Plan (CDSM) or Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC), is a 5-session care plan, which is different to the MHCP. We do accept these plans as referrals, however you will receive a rebate of approximately $52.50 from Medicare per session.
Please check with your GP that you have a valid referral in place prior to the commencement of your appointments. If your GP is unsure, you are also able to contact Medicare directly on ph: 132 150 to ensure that you have the appropriate referrals in place. If you are still not sure (it can get very confusing!), please call us and we will talk you through it.
Third Party Referrals...
Our fees may differ between various third party payers, if you are accessing sessions through a third party (such as NDIS, FaHSCIA, DVA, WorkCover, Insurance Company), please send us an enquiry for our current fee agreements with these providers.
At PAAW we are pleased to be able to offer Group Programs for children from ages 4 years onwards, at various times throughout the year. These groups are scheduled at different times throughout the year to try and accommodate as many people as possible, more information on which groups are available can be found on the Group Programs page.
Groups are unfortunately not able to be Medicare rebated.
The fee for groups is $100 per 5-week program, or $50 for Health Care Card Holders.
These groups are Animal-Assisted Therapy groups, however given the nature of working with animals we can not absolutely guarantee that there will be a dogs present at all times.
Types of Referrals
Currently we are able to accept: