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Rebates and Payments to see our psychologist

Bloomfield Psychology provides a variety of services from individual counselling, coaching, supervision to group training programs. You can refer yourself to our service or access the services from a referral from your  GP with a Mental Health Care Plan to access Medicare rebates.  You can claim from Private Health Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance or Third Party Insurance or via an Employee Assistance Program.

Personal Counseling, Coaching, Mentoring - No Referral required

You can access our services directly without a referral if you feel that talking to a psychologist would help you in your current situation in your personal life or at work.

Mental Health Treatment Plans (Medicare rebates)-Individual sessions

If you are currently dealing with a problem that you believe we can help, discuss it with your GP, Psychiatrist or Pediatrician. Ask your Doctor if he/she will do an initial Mental Health Care Plan assessment to establish if it is appropriate for you to be referred to a psychologist. With a Mental Health Care Plan, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate ($124.65) for 1 hour psychological counseling session for up to 10 sessions in the following 12 months of being issued. Under exceptional circumstances you may be eligible for 16 sessions per year.

Mental Health Treatment Plans (Medicare rebates)-Group sessions

If you attend a counseling group where 6 members or more have a Mental Health Care Plan, then   Medicare offers you a rebate ($37.20) per group session, for up to 10 sessions per calendar year in addition to your individual sessions. For more information on various Mindfulness and Self-Compassion group programs visit Mindful Path.

Chronic Disease Management (Medicare)

If you suffer from a chronic medical condition for a minimum of 6 months or more and you are being managed by your GP for this problem this option is for you. Some of the conditions accepted under this scheme are asthma, cancer, diabetes, stoke, heart disease, some chronic pain or musculoskeletal conditions. It allows for 5 sessions with any registered allied health professional included psychologists.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Compulsory Third Party Insurance

If you have an approved Insurance,  Workers’ Compensation, Compulsory Third Party, Comcare claim, you may be able to claim psychological counseling sessions. You will need a referral for psychological counseling from your GP and the approval from your Insurance. Bloomfield Psychology requires a letter of approval from your Insurer so we can provide you a service under your claim. 

Private Health Insurance

Many Health Insurers offer level of cover which provide rebates for psychological counseling sessions from a registered psychologist. We suggest that you contact your health insurance for more detailed information on your cover. 

Employee Assistance Program in the workplace

Your employer may provide you with coaching, mentoring or psychological counseling services as part of their Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We suggest that you discuss this directly with your employer and then for your employer or representative to contact us to discuss a package to support you in the work place.

Supervision

If you would like some assistance in your clinical work please contact us. Marie Bloomfield is a AHPRA approved principal and secondary supervisor for psychologist  for most pathways.  We cal also support other mental health professionals.

Payment and fees

Payment is required at the end of each consultation, if it is face to face and prior the session, if it is on Skype. We request that the payment be made by cash, direct bank deposit or through PayPal. You can pay by cash or you can use a credit card.

Appointments times: week days from 8:00am till 7:00pm

Individual session rate: $180.00- $230.00 for 1 hour and  $270.00-$345.00 for 1.5 hour

Discount rate (student/pensioner/financial hardship/unemployed): $160.00 for 1 hour and $240.00 for 1.5 hour

Supervision rate: $160.00 for 1 hour and $250.00 for 1.5 hour

Assessment and report: $160-$250 per hour

We are committed to help you by providing a service that is confidential, caring, compassionate and effective



 

Psychological Services:

Groups: Group rates are available on request


 

 

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Our Psychologist offers counselling in Canberra and over Skype Australia wide.

For an appointment or for more information call us

0427795721

14 Greenway St
Turner, Canberra, ACT