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Fees vary depending on length and type of consultation. Fees charged at The Illawarra Counselling Centre are substantially lower than the recommended fee set by the Australian Psychological Society.

Payments are accepted by cash, ETPOS, Visa, MasterCard or Amex.

Full payment must be made at the time of consultation. Contact us on 42261099 for further information.

  • If you have private Health Cover please Click Here for more information
    • Depending on your level of cover, many private health funds provide rebates for psychological care. Please contact your health fund directly to find out what level of rebate you may be eligible for .The Illawarra Counselling Centre have HICAPS terminals and can process a private health rebate on the spot, or we will provide you with a receipt for you to claim your rebate directly from your insurer.

  • To find out more about obtaining a Medicare Rebate Click Here.
    • Medicare rebates are now available to clients receiving psychological services with a Mental Health Care Plan from a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. Under this scheme you may be eligible for up to 10 therapy sessions per calendar year. The Medicare rebates range between $84.80 and $124.50 per consultation.

      If you would like to claima Medicare rebateplease ensure you bring a copy of the referral letter or the 'Mental Health Care Plan' to your first appointment.

      Medicare requires you to return to your GP for a review after your initial six sessions to determine if you are eligible for a further four sessions with your psychologist. In extenuating circumstances and in consultation with your referring doctor, you may be eligible for a further six sessions. This would total 16 sessions in one calendar year.

      At the Illawarra Counselling Centre you will be able to receive your Medicare rebate immediately into your bank account when paying for your session by cash, EFTPOS or credit card during office hours. Your money will be transferred into your cheque or savings account, saving you time and inconvenience of queuing up at a Medicare office. We accept Credit card, Eftpos and cash payments for appointments. Unfortunately, we are unable to deposit your rebate into a credit card account.

  • If you wish to see a psychologist regarding an insurance claim Click Here for more information
    • The Illawarra Counselling Centre Psychologists also provide assessment and treatment for people with Workcover (Workers Compensation), CTP (motor vehicle accident) claims and Lifetime Care. With these referrals there is usually no fee to the client as we will invoice the insurer or payer directly. We will require a referral from their GP and we will follow up approval from the insurer prior to commencing therapy.

  • For further information about payment options Click Here
    • Payment is made by cash, credit card or EFTPOS at the time of your appointment. Clinical services offered by a psychologist are GST free; however reports written by a psychologist will include GST.

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