Fees & Rebates

Clients can self-refer and do not need a referral to see a psychologist. Under the Better Access Scheme eligible clients referred by a General Practitioner, psychiatrist or paediatrician can receive up 10 sessions per calendar year that receive rebates from Medicare. Victorians and those from other states who have been required to isolate for 14 days are currently able to access a further 10 Medicare rebatable sessions (20 sessions in total) per calendar year if needed. Clients with private health insurance may also receive a rebate from their insurer if they do not claim a rebate from Medicare.

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends a fee of $260.00 per session.
The fee at this JLS Psychology is $180 per 50-60 minute session. With a current MHCP the out of pocket expense is only $92.55. As of the 1st January 2021 the fee will increase to $190.00 per session and this will result in a small increase in clients out of pocket expenses.

Clients referred by their doctors through Workcover/Worksafe, TAC and DVA have their fees covered through these agencies.

Fee information - Medicare

Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
This scheme provides considerable assistance to people living with mental heath problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing more affordable mental healthcare nationally.

What will it cost me?

The cost to you will vary depending on the length of the session and the fee being charged for the service.
Bulk billing is when you will not have to pay anything.
The cost for a psychological therapy session is usually greater than the Medicare rebate, so in most cases you will need to pay the difference between the Medicare rebate and fee for service.
This will vary and you should check this with the reception before commencing your treatment.

Can I directly make an appointment and still claim through Medicare?

You must be referred by your GP or paediatrician. Your GP will need to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before you can make an appoinment, and claim through Medicare.

How, and who can make a referal to see Jacalyn?

Jaclyn is a registered psychologist with a Medicare Provider Number, therefore Jaclyn can accept any client that has been referred by your GP or paediatrician.