Our Medicare Rebate Therapy
To claim your Medicare rebate you will require a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.
Out Of Pocket/Gap Fee
$77.10 per session for General Psychologist
$78.65 per session for Clinical Psychologist
(not including transaction fees)
Each Psychologist has their own session rate/fee. Please see the Psychologists booking page for further information about their fees or by
$92.90 per session (General Psychologist)
$136.35 per session (Clinical Psychologist)
$170 to $215 per 50 minute session (not including transaction fees)
Australian's with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP are able to access 10 Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions per calendar year
(01 January - 31 December).
Tele-Psych will need a copy of your Mental Health Care Plan prior to your appointment to claim your sessions under Medicare. Without a copy of your Mental Health Care Plan you will be unable to claim the Medicare rebate and you will be responsible for the full cost of your session. Please submit a copy of your Mental Health Care Plan to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (07) 3539 9854.
Please be aware that once you have attended your session your chosen payment method will be charged the total session fee (plus transaction fee). Once payment has been made you will receive an invoice and your Medicare rebate will be automatically processed into your nominated bank account. Full payment is required in order to claim your Medicare rebate. Alternatively, we provide you with an invoice once your session is completed and full payment has been received. Should you wish to claim your Medicare rebate yourself please advise Tele-Psych via email or via your intake document.
If you are experiencing financial hardship you may be eligible for Bulk Billed sessions. Please click here to apply for Bulk Bill sessions.
Changes to Tele-Health in Australia
Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic Psychology sessions online have risen dramatically with its users opting to see a psychologist online rather than face to face due to availability and travel restrictions. This increase was seen across the medical/healthcare field. The digitisation is a growing area across both the medical and mental health services. Telepsychology also referred to as telehealth psychology and online psychology, is when psychological services are provided online via video or phone.
Telehealth psychology is still an emerging area but is particularly important for those living in rural and remote areas of Australia. Due to the potential benefits of telehealth psychology the Australian Government expanded the Better Access initiative to include telehealth psychology services allowing greater access to Psychologists via online video conferencing (as outlined in the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).
To access a Medicare rebate for an online psychology session, you will need to speak with your GP about a Mental Health Care Plan.