Fees and Rebates

Sessions with Lauren are billed at a rate of $200 (50 minutes) which is competitively priced below the current APS 2020-2021 recommended fee for psychological services of $264 per session.

Following intake, assessments for children and adolescents are billed at a flat rate of $900 inclusive of:

  • Face to face assessment session (Typically 2 hours; one assessment)
  • Written summary report
  • Email/phone liaison with external providers (including the referring GP or Paediatrician if relevant)
  • 1 hour feedback session with parents/carers

A typical assessment includes one* of the following components depending on the child’s presenting problem:

  • Cognitive Assessment (IQ)
  • Educational Assessment (Academics)
  • Behavioural or Emotional Assessment (ADHD screening etc.)
  • Functional or Adaptive Assessment (Development)
  • Memory Assessment

*Comprehensive testing and reporting (more than two tests and/or extended report) may attract an additional charge. Please discuss at intake and/or email for a quote.


Medicare

Lauren is a registered provider of Focused Psychological Strategies under the Better Access to Mental Health scheme. Under this scheme, a referral must be provided by a General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, or Paediatrician. They will assess your eligibility, create a Mental Health Care Plan, and provide you with referral paperwork to bring to your first appointment. The Medicare rebate for seeing a Registered Psychologist is $84.80 per session. This rebate can be accessed for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. For more information see : Medicare Benefits Schedule – Fact Sheet for Patients
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Private Health

Some individuals are also eligible for private health insurance rebates which further reduce the cost of each session. HICAPS claiming is available. Please contact your provider prior to your appointment to check whether psychology is covered under your extras cover. Assessment may be covered by your provider in addition to therapy or intervention sessions.
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National Disability Insurance Scheme
Lauren provides the following for NDIS participants under Improved Daily Living Skills
  • Specialised individual therapy for early childhood (multidisciplinary team intervention)
  • Individual assessment, therapy and/or training

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Please note: you can only claim medicare OR private health rebates for a single session. Fees are paid at the time of each consultation and electronic payments are preferred. HICAPS is available.

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