The session rates at BMD Psychology Consulting for a standard 55 minute therapy session are described below. BMD is not a bulk billing practice, and there will be an out of pocket cost to attend sessions at BMD.
It is worth noting that the APS recommended rates for individual sessions for psychologists in 2020-2021 are:
$260.00 for a 45-60 minute individual session
$320 for a 60-75 minute individual session
$377 for a 75-90 minute individual session
BMD Psychology rates are substantially lower than this.
BMD Psychology sessions are provided by qualified and experienced registered senior clinical and senior general psychologists. The Medicare rebate differs across these types of psychologists, however the session rates are such that the out-of-pocket expense is the same irrespective of psychologist type.
Please also see the Medicare & Other Rebates page for information about rebates that may be applicable for counselling sessions.
Medicare requires that the full fee is paid by the client at the end of each session. Clients may use eftpos or cash to pay, and immediate Medicare rebates are available via the Medicare Online system which usually arrive in clients' bank accounts the next day (as long as clients have provided their bank account details to Medicare prior to claiming the immediate rebate).
Clients can also claim Medicare rebates online themselves, or in person at a Medicare office.
If you are claiming health fund rebates you will be provided with a receipt and item number generally accepted by most health funds to support your claim.