Fees

Headstart Consultation Fees/Payment Information (2019)

SERVICEFEE
Psychology Consultation / Report Fee (onsite/phone/skype)
Clinical Psychologist - per 1 hour $210
Registered Psychologist - per 1 hour $170
Speech Pathology Consultation / Report Fee (onsite/phone/skype)
Speech Pathologist - per 1 hour $170
Occupational Therapy Consultation / Report (onsite/phone/skype)
Occupational Therapy - per 1 hour  $170
Comprehensive assessment report $280
Summary of results report $170
Allied Health / Therapy Assistant - Level 1 $56.16
Allied Health / Therapy Assistant - Level 2 $86.79
Psycho-educational Assessment - IQ and Adaptive Functioning/Achievement
Clinical / Registered Psychologist (3 hours) $850
Provisional Psychologist (3 hours) $600
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment - 3 Hours
Dual Diagnostic Assessment - Psychologist & Speech Pathologist $1200
Single Diagnostic Assessment - Clinical Psychologist $700
Single Diagnostic Assessment - Registered Psychologist $650
Single Diagnostic Assessment - Speech Pathologist $650
Non-attendance/Cancellation Fee 
less than 24 hours notice, 50% of your consult fee will be charged  

Please note:

  • Payment is expected in full at the time of consultation.We accept Cash,Cheque, EFTPOS, MasterCard, Money Order + Visa.Please Note:
  • Reports will not be released until payment is received.
  • All fees at Headstart are set lower than the Australian Psychological Society's recommended rate of $251 per hour.
  • Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates do not currently apply for Psycho-Educational assessments.

 

NDIS Fee Schedule - July 2019

Psychology Consultation / Report Fee (onsite/phone/skype)
Clinical Psychologist - per 1 hour $230
Registered Psychologist - per 1 hour $190
Speech Pathology Consultation / Report Fee (onsite/phone/skype)
Speech Pathologist - per 1 hour        $190
Occupational Therapy Consultation / Report (onsite/phone/skype)
Occupational Therapy - per 1 hour          $190 
Allied Health / Therapy Assistant - Level 1     $56.16
Allied Health / Therapy Assistant - Level 2 $86.79

Travel Fees based on time and calculated per NDIS guidelines

Non-attendance/Cancellation Fee 
less than 24 hours notice, 50% of your consult fee will be charged

MEDICARE REBATES

Medicare rebates may apply with an appropriate referral from a GP. Please book a long consultation with a GP prior to the initial appointment at Headstart. The GP will establish whether the client qualifies for a Mental Health Care Plan (Psychologist only) or Enhanced Primary Care Plan (Psychologist / Speech Pathologist / OT) under the Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme. It is up to the GP's discretion whether these referrals are appropiate for each client.  Please note some clients may not be eligible for certain referrals.  Referrals from Paediatricians and Psychiatrists for children under 13, with a recognosed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, can also attract a Medicare rebate. More information can be found on the Medicare Australia website www.medicareaustralia.gov.au

 

PRIVATE REBATES

A majority of Private Health Insurers provide a rebate for Psychological / Speech Pathology / Occupational Therapy Services. It is the responsibility of the individual clients/carers/parents to contact the individual Private Health Provider to determine their rebates.

Please note you are unable to claim a rebate from both Medicare AND Private Health, and can only choose one rebate pathway