Common Fees (2017 -2018):
• $246 – Initial Appointment (90 minutes)
• $246* – Standard Appointments (50 minutes)
• $357* – Extended Appointments (90 minutes)
While most appointments about 50 minutes, the first appointment usually lasts about 90 minutes. Extended appointments of 90 minutes are sometimes scheduled when additional time is required (e.g. for assessments, or when more than one person attends).
All fees are payable by cash or credit card at the time of the appointment (credit card billing and Medicare claims are processed by HealthKit). Appointments of 50 minutes or longer with a GP Mental Health Care Plan referral are eligible for a Medicare rebate of $124.50.
*For holders of a current Health Care Card concession, a limited number of reduced fee appointments are available ($146.45 for Standard Appointments and for $246 Extended Appointments). If fee reductions are important to you, please ask about availability when requesting an appointment as these times are often booked well in advance.
Reduced fees are not available for Initial Appointments.
If you need to cancel or postpone an appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice or you will be charged for the session. Note that Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for missed appointments.
Listed below are some of the key forms used by Tim. They are presented here for your information and originals will be supplied as required. Please feel free to contact Tim if you have any questions regarding their use.
Statement of Informed Consent – The purpose of this form is to help you decide whether you want to continue meeting with Tim and which information you wish to share. It is usually reviewed and signed at the beginning of the initial consultation. It summarises why information is collected and how it is stored; explains your rights to access that information and what you can do if you are not satisfied; outlines the limits of confidentiality; and describes standard session fees and the cancellation policy.
Client Information – This is the form used to record basic contact and payment information.
Information exchange consent form – This form is used to document when permission has been given for Tim to share information with someone else (such as a GP or teacher). It notes with whom information can be shared, what can be discussed and for how long permission is given.