Providing services that are accessible and affordable to our community is of high important to Embrace Wellness Hub. In some case, Embrace offers bulk-billing as well as Medicare and Private Health Fund rebates for eligible clients. Please read the information below to see if you qualify.
Embrace caters to clients who fall in the following four payment categories:
(no out-of-pocket cost - must have an eligible referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan*)
(must have an eligible referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan* to get Medicare rebate**)
Low income earners (must have Centrelink statement
Newstart Allowance recipients
Health care card holders
(partial cost - must have an eligible referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan* to receive Medicare rebate**)
All other clients that do not fall into the categories identified under 'bulk billing'
(full cost - varies based on service and referral)
Clients with no Mental Health Care Plan Referral
WorkCover individual sessions and assessments
NDIS individual sessions
* Rebates for our psychology services are available to patients with a mental disorder who would benefit from a structured approach to the management of their treatment and have been referred by a medical practitioner managing the patient under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan; a referred psychiatrist assessment and management plan; or on referral by a psychiatrist or paediatrician.
Initially you can be referred for a course of treatment of up to six individual and six group allied mental health services. It is at the clinical discretion of your referring practitioner as to the number of allied mental health services you will be referred for (to a maximum of six in any one referral), with up to 10 individual and 10 group sessions able to be accessed per calendar year on this plan. After this point, the client will become a ‘full-fee paying’ client. Fee negotiations can be made based on the client’s hardship.
** The current Medicare rebate for all registered psychologists for individual therapy is $87.45 per session. The current Medicare rebate for all registered psychologists for group therapy is $22.35.
Rates for Gap-fee and Full-fee Paying Clients
1. Individual Therapy
Initial Intake and Assessment: $180* (50-55 minutes)
General Psychology Consultation: $180* (50-55 minutes)
*Fee rate may be dependent on a client's financial hardship, and in some circumstance, a reduced fee of $115 may be available.
The difference between our fees and the Medicare rebate of $87.45 is the responsibility of the client. In our case, clients are responsible for a gap-fee of $92.55
If you are claiming a private health fund rebate, a receipt of your payment for the session can be provided. Please consult your private health policy for inclusions and eligible rebates.
EMDR Therapy: $180 (up to 90 minutes)
Due to the length of an EMDR session, this service cannot be bulk-billed however a reduced gap-fee can be negotiated for bulk-bill eligible clients on a case-by-case basis.
WorkCover: Initial and ongoing consultations in accordance with WorkCover recommended fees (50-55 minutes)
This fee is covered by WorkCover in the case of successful claims.
NDIS: Initial and ongoing consultations in accordance with NDIS recommended fees (50-55 minutes)
Cognitive Assessments: $900+ (each assessment involves an initial 60 minute interview, approximate 90-120 minutes of assessment and a 30 minute feedback session (in person or via phone) with a report.)
Cognitive assessments offered by Embrace include:
Achievement Assessments: $900+ (each assessment involves an initial 60 minute interview, approximate 120 minutes of assessment and a 30 minute feedback session (in person or via phone) with a report.)
Achievement assessments offered by Embrace include:
Full Educational Assessment: $1440+ (each assessment involves an initial 60 minute interview, subsequent approximate 3-4 hours of assessment and a 60 minute feedback session with a report)
Achievement assessments offered by Embrace include:
WIAT-III + either WISC-V or WAIS-IV
For more information on these assessments, please click here.
3. Group Therapy Sessions (non-family)
Group Therapy Sessions: $45 (60 minutes+)
The difference between our fees and the Medicare rebate of $22.35 is the responsibility of the client. In our case, clients are responsible for a gap-fee of $22.65 if they are not eligible for bulk-billing.
If you are claiming a private health fund rebate, receipts can be provided. Please consult your private health policy for inclusions and eligible rebates.
4. Family Group Therapy
Family Therapy Session: $240 (up to 55 minutes)
Medicare rebates and bulk-billing are not available for family therapy sessions.
As each family's needs are unique and varied, please contact us to arrange for one of our psychologists to contact you to discuss your circumstance and requirements further.
Half-day and full-day training: Please contact us with your requirements and we will negotiate a package that suits your needs.
When appointments are booked, the Psychologist reserves the whole hour, especially for the client, therefore the following cancellation policy is in place.
We require 24 hours’ notice to reschedule or cancel a session without incurring any extra fees. This policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another client who may be on a cancellation or waiting list for an appointment. A fee is charged for non-attendance or less than 24 hours notice.