Fees and Rebates
The Australian Psychological Society recommended hourly fee for psychologists in 2017 is $246 per consultation hour. Dr Jennifer Rathjen's fee is $215 per consultation. Individuals on a pension are charged a minimal fee when they are referred by a GP or psychiatrist under a Mental Health Plan (MBS Item No. 2710).
You may be eligible for a rebate for up to 10 therapy sessions in each calendar year under a Mental Health Plan. You must visit your GP or psychiatrist to see if you are eligible for a Mental Health Plan. Jennifer is registered as specialist Medicare provider and can therefore pass on the full Medicare rebate. The rebate is currently $126.50 per session.
A substantial proportion of your consultation fee may be reclaimed through private health funds. Jennifer is registered with all major health insurers. If you would like to know the amount of the rebate that you will receive, you will need to contact your health fund.