Fees

Harnessing Wellness Pty Ltd, is a private psychology practice. We offer both room based and telehealth modes of psychological counselling. The Telehealth mode of therapy is counselling via online video conferencing or telephone at the choice of the client. In addition, we offer Equine Assisted Psychology as an adjunct therapy.

Harnessing Wellness Pty Ltd, is not a bulk billing service. Our fees are lower than the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee rate of $261 for 50 minutes. 

Booking an appointment.

Our friendly reception staff will answer the phone and do their best to find a time that suits. We have new client times allocated each week. They will also ask you some questions and take some of your details. All of which stored in line with and adheres to both privacy and confidentiality laws and only in the interest of servicing psychological treatment.

Medical Rebate

To be eligible for Medicare rebates you must visit your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist to discuss a mental health care plan. The mental health care plan is a treatment plan in which the psychologist and medical professional work as a team to support your psychological health.  Medicare rebates are $88.25 and can be allocated for 10 sessions per calendar year (this may change according to advice from the Government).  It is possible if you have reached your Medicare safety net, your rebates will be higher.  We can process your Medicare rebate for you if you are in person or online as long as your bank details are linked to Medicare. The bank transfer from Medicare, depending on processing time, can appear in your bank account within 48 hours of your appointment.

We see clients who are eligible for funding through TAC, Work Cover, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Employee Assisted Program. For Equine Assisted Psychology referrals, you will need to be discuss with your funding provider if they will approve funding for this mode of adjunct therapy.

Concession rates may be available for full time students, Seniors and Health Care Card Holders. 

Private Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for rebates under Extras cover. As every fund is different and can change over time, it is best to check with your fund about your specific entitlements etc.

Booking an appointment for people who self-refer and or are on a mental health care plan

At the time of booking your appointment you will be asked for a booking fee of $80. It will be a partial payment and the remainder of the fee will be paid at your appointment.  You will be able to claim your Medicare rebate as well. Our friendly reception staff will also ask you for your name, date of birth, medicare card details, email address, referral pathway (self referred, GP, or Paediatrician etc). This information is kept private and confidential and is for the purpose of your psychological treatment.  

Cancellation policy:  If you cancel on the day of your appointment, there is a $80 cancellation fee. Should you wish to cancel 24 hours or more before your appointment and or with prior agreement with the clinician, your $80 booking fee will be refunded.

Booking an appointment for people on workcover, TAC etc

 At the time of your booking, please let the people know your being funded through the particular organisation and if you have your case manager details please give them at the time of your booking. Thank you.

After you have booked in and before your first appointment you will be emailed a welcome email with information about the appointment. Two days before your appointment you will be sent a reminder text message. We look forward to meeting and working with you.

 

REPORTS AND LETTERS – If you require a support letter ( for school, centrelink or otherwise) or a report for a plan review such as NDIS, Workcover etc,  fees do apply. We bill for the time it takes to write the documents as we have to block out time to do this. Please give your clinician three weeks notice so they can arrange for the document to be written.