Roger Barnes seeks to present an affordable, competent service to you his client.
Clients may be billed under Medicare (Bulk Billing), or as Private Fee Paying clients.
Medicare (Bulk Billed)
Clients must present with an appropriate referral from their medical doctor or psychiatrist , and have a current Mental Health Care Plan. Medicare will pay for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Sessions are generally 51-55 minutes.
Owing to the COVID-19 virus all sessions are by telehealth – either phone or video link. Roger will generally phone at the start of the session to discuss options with you.
Clients not meeting the Medicare-Bulk Billing requirements above, or who would prefer to not attend under the Medicare system, a fee per session of $139.00 is payable. This fee is payable at the appointment.
The Medicare rebate of $87.45 may be claimed if you have a valid referral and a Mental Health Care Plan. The out of pocket fee is $51.55.
Clients with private health insurance cover are advised to check with their insurer as to whether their level of cover will pay for psychological services, the financial limit or the number of sessions covered.
If you have any concern about fees please ring Roger on 1800 677 228 to discuss your concern.