The Australian Association of Social Workers recommended hourly fee for Social Workers is currently set at $240 per hourly consult (January 2016).
My standard fees are $150 for the first appointment (per 50+ minute consultation).
Subsequent appointments are $145.
Better Access to Mental Health Care Plan Initiative
Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSW) are registered providers with Medicare Australia. Like other allied health professionals, such as psychologists, AMHSW’s use a range of focussed psychological strategies as interventions in helping people with mental health disorders.
Clients who are referred by their GP under a Mental Health Care Plan can access Medicare rebates for 6 (+4), equaling 10, individual sessions per calendar year. Due to Covid-19 the government recently increased the allowable sessions by a further 10, to 20 sessions per calendar year. This provides access to receiving Medicare Benefits that can lower the cost of therapy.
On the basis of a standard fee of $150 (50+ minutes), and a rebate of $77.10, the out of pocket amount is: $72.90
I allocate a couple of spaces to those less able to pay.
We welcome DVA clients, DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral.
Limited health fund rebates are available through the following Health Funds:
Teachers Health, UniHealth & Nurses, and Nurses and Midwives Health
Face to face, Online (Zoom/ Skype), or phone.
More than 24 hours notice : No penalty
Less than 24 hours notice: 25% fee charged