Fees and rebates
All Clinical Psychology services are exempt from GST. Payments are made on the day of consultation by Cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card. Fees for a standard session range from $220 to $300 per session depending on your clinicians level of experience.
Details of our fees can be obtained by contacting our friendly client relationship team
A referral from your General Practitioner (GP), Paediatrician or Psychiatrist is required to access Medicare rebates for clinical psychology sessions.
If you plan to use private health insurance for your treatment, you do not need a referral.
Medicare rebates are available for Clinical Psychology services provided under a Mental Health Care Plan.
A mental health care plan is completed by your GP and provides access to Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group therapy sessions per person, per calendar year *. These sessions can be conducted face to face or via online therapy.
Your referring GP will schedule a return visit to review your progress after the first six psychological therapy sessions. At this point, your GP will provide a re-referral for an additional four sessions, if required.
As of 01/07/2023, Medicare will rebate:
- $136.35 per standard consultation with a Clinical Psychologist
- $92.90 per standard consultation with a Clinical Psychology Registrar
- $34.60 per 1-hr group consultation, $48.25 per 1.5-hr group consultation, and $65.05 per 2-hr group consultation with a Clinical Psychologist
Medicare rebates may be claimed on the day of your consultation.
Medicare rebates are also available to patients referred by a Psychiatrist or Paediatrician under the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (or “Better Access”) initiative. When referred by a Psychiatrist or Paediatrician only a referral letter is required.
For more information visit the Human Services website
Assistance during COVID-19 pandemic
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please reach out and talk to a member of our Client Relationship Team or your clinical psychologist to discuss the rebate and payment options.
Additional Medicare Rebates
The Government has confirmed it will not be extending the temporary additional 10 pandemic support sessions under the GP mental health care plan beyond 31 December 2022.
If you currently have remaining sessions on the additional 10 COVID sessions referral you can use any remaining sessions on the referral to access upto 6 sessions in 2023 without needing to visit your GP.
Private health insurance
Private health insurers may provide rebates for Clinical Psychology services – please confirm your level of cover with your insurance provider.
Workers compensation and motor vehicle injury claims
Clinical Psychology consultation fees may be covered in the case of a workers compensation or Motor Vehicle Injury claim. Please consult with your workers compensation insurer or employer for more information.
Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
Clinical Psychology consultation fees may be covered by DVA. Please consult with the Department or your GP for further information.
Monday to Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9 am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 2:30pm
6 Outram Street
West Perth, 6005 WA
36 St Quentin Avenue
Claremont, 6010 WA
In the spirit of reconciliation, the Lawson Clinical Psychology acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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