Fees

Headstart Consultation Fees/Payment Information (2022)

SERVICE FEE
Psychology Consultation / Report Fee (onsite/phone/skype)
Clinical Psychologist - per 1 hour $220
Registered Psychologist - per 1 hour $180
Provisional Psychologist - per 1 hour $80
Speech Pathology Consultation Fee (onsite/phone/skype)
Speech Pathologist - per 1 hour $180
Speech Assessment & report - 2 hours $580
Occupational Therapy Consultation / Report (onsite/phone/skype)
Occupational Therapy - per 1 hour  $180
Comprehensive assessment report $290
Summary of results report $180
Allied Health / Therapy Assistant - Level 2 $86.79
Psycho-educational Assessment - IQ and Adaptive Functioning/Achievement
Clinical / Registered Psychologist (3 hours) $1100
Provisional Psychologist (3 hours) $900
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment - 3 Hours
Team Diagnostic Assessment - Psychologist & Speech Pathologist $1500
Non-attendance/Cancellation Fee 
less than 24 hours notice, 50% of your consult fee will be charged  

Please note:

  • Payment is required in full at the time of consultation.  Payment via EFTPOS or credit card is preferred.
  • 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 2022

Psychology Consultation / Report Fee (onsite/phone/skype)
Clinical Psychologist - per 1 hour $234
Registered Psychologist - per 1 hour $200
Provisional Psychologist - per 1 hour $170

Speech Pathology Consultation Fee  (onsite/phone/skype)

Speech Pathologist - per 1 hour        $193
Speech Assessment & report - 2 hours $580
Occupational Therapy Consultation / Report (onsite/phone/skype)
Occupational Therapy - per 1 hour          $193 
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, 90% 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 (Clinical / Registered Psychologist only) or Enhanced Primary Care Plan (Clinicial / Registered 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 Clinical / Registered 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