Fees

The fee for a standard consultation of up to 60 minutes is $215. In an effort to promote affordable psychology services to the community, this is approximately 20% lower than the Australian Psychological Society recommended fee. 

Payments

We will send you an invoice after each session for you to pay in full. Once paid, a receipt will be issued that you can use to claim your Medicare or private health insurer rebate if eligible (see How to make a Medicare rebate claim below). 

Rebates

Medicare rebates are available for up to 20 sessions per calendar year, for clients referred by a General Practitioner for Focused Psychological Strategies under either a Mental Health Care Plan or a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Please discuss with your GP and advise us if you are being referred under one of these plans. 

Medicare rebate amounts
From 1 July 2021, the Medicare rebate for a session with Dr Cathcart is $88.25 for patients referred under a Mental Health Care Plan, and $55.10 for patients referred under a Chronic Disease Management plan. 

How to make a Medicare rebate claim
Medicare rebates can be claimed online, via app, by mail, or in person at a Medicare ServiceCentre: 

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/how-claim-medicare-benefit/medicare-claims 

Private Health Insurance rebates
Private health insurers provide varying levels of rebate. Please contact your private health insurer for details on your particular level of cover. You may be required to quote Dr Cathcart's Medicare Provider number, which is 4279894B.