Fees depend on the length and type of consultation. A typical session with Lantern will cost a client $224.50. A rebate of $124.50 is provided for clients with a Better Access Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from their GP.
This means most clients are $100 out of pocket for a session.
Although we do not offer bulk-billing, we do offer discounts for low income earners. Please contact Alison for information about discounts.
Rates for longer sessions (90 mins) cost $285 with a rebate of $124.50, if applicable. Longer sessions are usually required for trauma-focused therapy.
Rates of payments for organisations are based on the recommended Australian Psychological
Society (APS) fee of $246.
Medicare rebates and insurance
A rebate of $124.50 will be provided for those with a Better Access Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from their GP.
For information about MHCP eligibility and further details, select this link: MHCP Fact Sheet.
If you are not eligiable for Medicare rebate, please check your private health insurance to ensure you are eligble for a rebate.
EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available at the Capital Clinical Psychology rooms and Medicare rebates can be processed at the time of payment. Rebates are usually received by clients on the following business day, provided their bank accounts are listed with Medicare.
Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to cancel or change or appointment. The appointment space is reserved for you and it is usually not possible for us to fill your spot more than 24 hours before your appointment. If you fail to do this, you will need to bear the full cost of the session.