Fees

Appointment fees will depend on the type of service you are after. Please contact the office so that our receptionist can provide with you with accurate information specific to your needs.

Private health funds

Most private health funds will provide rebates for intervention and assessment, depending on your level of cover. You will need to check with your health fund if your child is eligible for a rebate.

All of our psychologists are registered to provide services to children eligible for private health insurance rebates. We have facilities to process private health insurance rebates for most health funds at the time of payment.

Medicare Rebates

All of our registered psychologists are registered to provide services to children eligible for Medicare rebates. We have facilities to process Medicare claims and rebates at the time of payment.

Intervention

You can access Medicare rebates for ongoing therapy through the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative by obtaining either a Mental Health Care Plan or a Chronic Disease Management Plan (GP Management Plan), from a general practitioner, paediatrician, or psychiatrist.

If you have a Mental Health Care Plan, you are be entitled to Medicare rebates for up to 10 psychology appointments in a calendar year. After your first 6 sessions, you will need to see your doctor again for a review and another referral. With a GP Management Plan, you will be entitled to Medicare rebates for up to 5 psychology appointments in a calendar year.

For more information on Mental Health Care Plans and GP Management Plans, speak to your GP, or visit https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-medicarebenefits-index.htm.

Children under 15 with an autism spectrum disorder or any other pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) can be referred by a paediatrician or psychiatrist for up to 20 intervention sessions. To be eligible for these rebates, a treatment and management plan must be in place before your child’s 13th birthday. Please note that this is the total number of services available to each child through the Helping Children with Autism program – not an annual entitlement.

Assessment

Children under 13 years of age can be referred by a paediatrician or psychiatrist to receive a Medicare rebate on up to 4 assessment sessions for autism spectrum disorders.

For further information on Medicare rebates and eligibility, please contact the practice or visit:

https://www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/Medicare-rebates-psychological-services

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Asciak and Associates is currently (as at June 2019) not a registered NDIS provider. NDIS participants may still use our services, but their NDIS plans must be either self-managed or plan-managed. We are not able to provide services to participants with an agency-managed NDIS plan.

Self-management is when you manage your own NDIS funding. It gives you the flexibility to choose which services you want to access, regardless of whether or not they are a registered NDIS provider. If your funding is self-managed, you will need to make payment at the time of your appointment and make a claim for reimbursement from the NDIS through the MyGov portal.

Plan-management is when a third-party organisation manages your NDIS funding for you. This option also gives you flexibility around choosing providers and services, but you aren’t involved in making payments (your service providers invoice the plan management organisation directly).

For information about funding management options, please speak to your NDIS contact, or visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/creating-your-plan/ways-manage-your-funding.