Kobie is a registered Medicare Psychology provider (PSY0001618217). In order to claim a rebate under Better Access Initiative (Medicare) you will need to make an appointment with your General Practitioner who will conduct an assessment. If you meet the relevant criteria (see attached) your General Practitioner will complete a Mental Health Care Plan under the Better Access Initiative, which can provide access to ten Psychology sessions within one calendar year. If you are claiming a rebate under the Better Access Initiative I am required to provide a report to your General Practitioner at session six and ten. This report only contains general information as well as any questionnaires completed and recommendations for future care.
Kobie is a registered provider with the major health care funds. Kobie Allison Psychology has HICAPS facilities. With private health insurance, you may be eligible to claim partial costs of the consultation fee.
Please note: You can only claim through Medicare or Private Health Insurance for each session.
Fees and Payment
Each consultation is 50-minutes in duration. Extended and after hours (from 5 pm) consultations are also available and will attract an additional fee. As a Psychologist with general registration according to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), clients receiving care under the Better Access Initiative will be eligible to receive a rebate of $84.80. Accepted methods of payment include: Bankcard, Visa, and Mastercard. Please note that Kobie Allison Psychology does not accept American Express or Diners, and cash for payment.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, Kobie Allison Psychology requires 48-hours notice. This notice is required as a courtesy to myself and other clients who may require care. Appointments that are cancelled or not attended within this time period will be charged a cancellation fee. This charge will not be claimable through Medicare.
Interruptions in Therapy
In the event of expected interruptions to therapy (e.g., vacation, long-term absences), Kobie will discuss this with the client and provide a referral to another psychologist. In the case of unexpected interruptions to therapy (e.g., the psychologist is incapacitated through ill-health, injury or death), the receptionist will inform your general practitioner to make further plans for longer care.