To make an appointment, please phone our friendly reception staff on 0413 560 719 who will explain all the necessary details to you.
Each session is approximately 55 minutes in length.
At your first session your psychologist will take a detailed history and develop a treatment plan that fits with your therapeutic goals. These goals will be reviewed at future sessions and may be modified as needed.
All psychologists at Melbourne Psycho-oncology Service are registered with Medicare which enables you to claim a Medicare rebate for your sessions. In order to claim the rebate you must have a current Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP or psychiatrist. Referrals are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Under the current Medicare arrangements, you are entitled to 10 sessions per calendar year. Your GP will initially issue a referral for 6 sessions. This can be extended for an additional 4 sessions after a review from your GP. If you require more sessions, these can be accessed using your private health insurance or can be self-funded.
Confidentiality is a foundation stone of psychological care. In order to protect your confidentiality, your psychologist will ask you to complete a consent form at the start of your first session. This form will explain the service offered and the times when we have a duty of care to breach confidentiality.
If you wish to utilize Medicare rebates for your sessions you will need to make an appointment to see your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan prior to your first session.
If you are going to use your private health insurance or self-fund you do need a referral to see a psychologist
Fees vary depending on the psychologist you see. Our friendly reception staff will explain all the details when you phone to make an appointment.
Medicare rebates vary depending on the psychologist you see and your Medicare safety net status.
Private health fund rebates vary from fund to fund. Please contact your fund to determine your level of cover and the rebate you are entitled.
APPOINTMENTS 0413 560 719