Fees, Private Clients and Payment Terms
The APS National Schedule recommends a fee of $300 for a fifty-minute consult. At North Cairns Clinical Psychology, in the interests of making our services more accessible for everyone, we adjust our fee as follows:
Principal Clinical Psychologist
Initial appointment: $265 for a 50-minute consultation.
Subsequent appointments: $245 for a 50-minute consultation.
Initial appointment: $245 for a 50-minute consultation.
Subsequent appointments: $225 for a 50-minute consultation.
Please note, the fee for appointments outside of business hours Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm, will incur a $25 after-hours fee.
Clients can access our services privately. One can self-refer by just calling our reception to make an appointment.
Payment is required at the commencement of your appointment. Our practice has full EFTPOS facilities and we accept all major credit cards.
For clients with a referral and a Mental Health Treatment Plan from their GP (or Psychiatrist or Pediatrician), a Medicare rebate of $136.35 can be claimed for six sessions initially. If appropriate, a review by your GP may result in additional sessions. It is recommended that you discuss your eligibility for a referral with your GP before you make an appointment to see one of our Clinical Psychologists.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
Most private health funds provide rebates for psychological services and counselling under their extras cover. To find out what level of rebate you may be eligible for, please contact your provider directly. A GP referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan is not required to access such rebates.
Please note that Medicare rebates and private health insurance rebates cannot be claimed for the same consultation.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Referrals and Workers’ Compensation Referrals
We are not currently accepting new DVA or Workers’ Compensation Referrals.
Information regarding cancellation fees will be provided prior to your first appointment.