Fees & Opening Hours

Bower Place Private Practice Fees & Charges

A standard private psychological consultation is between $192/hour and $250/hour depending on the Practitioner and the service provided.

A referral is not a required to see a Psychologist, Social Worker or Family Therapist unless the client is claiming with a Mental Health Care Plan through the Government Mental Health System.

Referrals from a GP through a Mental Health Care Plan are accepted at Bower Place for most practitioners. A Mental Health Care Plan entitles the client to a Medicare rebate ranging from $84.80 to $124.50 depending on the Practitioner.

The Medicare rebate can be claimed instantly at the appointment through HICAPS, this allows the rebate to be placed directly into a Cheque or Savings account.

Private Health Insurance is accepted and can be claimed instantly at the appointment through HICAPS.

Cancellations with less than 24hrs notice will attract a charge of $90.

For more information on Mental Health Care Plans contact your GP, or please click here.

Payment

Payment may be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Medicare and HICAPS. Medicare requires full fee payment on the day, with the rebate made directly into your Cheque or Savings account on the spot using the HICAPS machine. If you have private health cover and are eligible for a rebate, Bower Place can process your claim directly through HICAPS. All accounts are to be settled on the day unless prior arrangement has been made.

Rebates  

Private client fees can be claimed through participating private health funds ‘Extras’ cover. Private Health funds will individually advise of expected rebates. Please contact your health fund to discover exact amount which will be covered.

N.B. For WorkCover, Motor Vehicle Accident, & Personal Injury, Family Law, Youth Court & Legal Reports, and for Psychological Assessments, please contact reception at Bower Place on 08 82216066 for relevant information.