Fees

At Benchmark Psychology, we believe in providing an affordable service for clients with competitive fees.  The current Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee is $251.00 per hour. A full APS fee schedule can be found here.

 

Our fee structure at Benchmark Psychology is as follows

 

 

Clinical Psychologist

  • $225 per initial appointment
    Medicare Rebate $124.50
    Out of Pocket $100.50
  • $205 per subsequent appointment*
    Medicare Rebate $124.50
    Out of Pocket $80.50

 

Psychologist

  • $185 per initial appointment
    Medicare Rebate $84.80
    Out of Pocket $97.20 
  • $165 per subsequent appointment*
    Medicare Rebate $84.80
    Out of Pocket $80.20

 

*Typical appointments run for 50 – 60 minutes

 

After Hours Surcharge

Special appointments are available outside of office hours and will incur a $20 after hours surcharge. The surcharge applies to appointments booked from 5pm or later on weekdays, and all weekend appointments.

 

Cancellation Policy

When appointments are booked, the psychologist reserves the whole hour especially for you, therefore the following cancellation policy is in place.

 

We require 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a session without occurring any extra fees. This policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another client who may be on a cancellation or waiting list for an appointment. A $50 fee will be charged for non-attendance or less than 24 hours cancellation of a session.

 

You may call our office at anytime, even after hours, as we do have an answering service that allows you to leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

 

We understand that sometimes you may be unable to keep an appointment because of sudden illness or an unexpected personal emergency. If this happens to you, please contact us as soon as possible to explain the situation.

 

A late cancelled appointment is a loss to three people

  • The client who is delaying their therapy progress
  • Another client who has been sitting on the waiting list to see the psychologist urgently
  • The psychologist who spent the morning preparing for the session