Patient Information and Consent Form
Psychologists provide a variety of services including psychological assessment and treatment for children, adults, older adults, and families with cognitive, behavioural, and emotional concerns. When you meet with your psychologist, the first couple of sessions will be devoted to carrying out a thorough assessment of your concerns. Then, you and your psychologist will together agree on treatment goals and develop a plan for therapy. Your psychologist will explain the treatment method considered and obtain informed consent, prior to commencing treatment.
Only information relevant to your psychology treatment will be recorded and stored securely. This information may include your contact details, session notes, assessment material, treatment plan, supervision notes, and information from other health professionals (obtained with your consent). All information given in the process of psychological assessment and treatment is strictly confidential. No information will be released to others without your consent except in the case of;
• Clinical notes requested by legal subpoena.
• If there is a risk of harm to yourself or to another person.
• To correspond with the referring doctor.
The services offered by your psychologist are provided on a standard fee for service basis. Fees are currently set at $170 for Psychology and $210 for Clinical Psychology per 50 – 60 minutes. This fee is payable at the time of consultation either by cash, credit, or EFTPOS. Rebates may be available through a Mental Health Care Plan or your private heath fund.
Current Medicare Rebate: $88.25 Psychology and $129.55 Clinical Psychology (only available to patients with a valid Mental Health Care Plan from GP)
If you cannot attend your psychology appointment, please notify your psychologist as soon as possible. Appointments cancelled without at least 24 hours notice are charged at 50% of the scheduled fee. Medicare does not cover cancellation fees.