Fees & Rebates for Counselling
Therapy is a big financial investment to remediate your mental health. With your payment, we ensure you that you can overcome your anxiety and attain your treatment goals. Anxiety House Sunshine Coast offers you competitive rates, and every attempt of yours is made to ensure that you are placed with the right therapist to conform to your needs.
We accept cash, EFTPOS, HICAPS, or Credit Card for charges at the end of each session. Those who will avail third-party payments will attract 10% GST.
We require 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel or postpone the appointment. Otherwise, you will still be charged for the cost of the session.
Each appointment is $170. You may be able to claim a partial rebate on the cost of your session through one of the following options:
- The Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative – obtain a Better Access Care Plan to arrange a rebate of and $124.50 on up to ten (10) individual visits and 10 group visits per calendar year. For more information on this initiative visit psychology.org.au/medicare/fact_sheet/
- Private Health Insurance – check with your private health fund to determine whether you will be able to claim a rebate on your visits.
How can I get help to pay for my sessions?
Mental Health Care Plan: The Mental Health Care Plan can be availed through your GP. The plan includes 10 Medicare rebates over 10 sessions in a calendar year. To prepare for availment of the Mental Health Care Plan, schedule a long consultation with the clinic (this will take up anywhere from 30-40 minutes). Please check your registration to the Medicare Safety Net; if not registered, we encourage you to do so.
Medicare–Chronic Disease Management Initiative (previously EPC Plan): Clients who have been experiencing a chronic medical condition for a minimum of 6 months or longer may avail this referral option. The Medicare-Chronic Disease Management Initiative covers 5 sessions with an allied health professional, including psychology appointments.
Private Health Fund: Check with your private health fund if they offer rebates for Psychological Services, under ‘Extras’.
How to get the most out of therapy
Undergoing therapy is a considerable financial investment, and your investment matters to us. This is why we want to ensure that your therapy works for you. Anxiety and depression negatively affect levels of motivation and energy, making it difficult to find the desire to attend appointments, in turn leading to cancellations, reschedules, and deprioritising of therapy sessions. Should such events occur, it is crucial that you speak with your therapist so that you could be assisted in improving motivation.
Clients who have found therapy helpful practice the following: