PRIVATE PRACTICE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE - ULVERSTONE
Michael O’Donnell, Psychologist offers sessions for a range of mental health services for adults and children including life issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, work injury or stress, relationship issues and separation, grief and loss, parenting issues and chronic illness.
Janine Brown, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker offers Mental Health counselling specialising in solution focused interviewing, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, Drug and alcohol intervention, harm minimisation, Disability, clients living with acquired brain injuries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health.
Appointments are usually for 50 minutes to 1 hour. You will be asked to complete a new patient registration form when you arrive for your first session. You are welcome to bring a support person.
We ask that you give us 24 hours notice of cancellation and rescheduling of appointments. A fee may applied if less than 24 hours notice is given.
Fees and payments
Fee per session for a 50+ minute consultation are listed below an $87.45 rebate from Medicare is available when clients are referred on a MHTP
$140.00 Payable on the day of consultation ($52.55 out of pocket after rebate) for Non-Concession Card holder
$110.00 Payable on the day of consultation ($22.55 out of pocket after rebate) for Concession Card holder
Mental Health Social Worker
Fee per session for a 50+ minute consultation are listed below an $77.10 rebate from Medicare is available when clients are referred on a MHTP
$110.00 Payable on the day of consultation ($32.90 out of pocket after rebate) for Non-Concession Card holder
$95.00 Payable on the day of consultation ($17.90 out of pocket after rebate) for Concession Card holder
Bulk Billing options may be available for clients experiencing financial hardship.
A GP referral with a mental health treatment plan (MHTP) will allow clients to access a Medicare rebate, the initial referral will entitle them to, up to 6 sessions, the clinician will correspond with the referring GP and if the patient would benefit from further sessions, a review referral would allow patients to access additional sessions (a maximum of 20 sessions per calendar year are available through Medicare till 30 June 2022 MBS online - Factsheet for Additional 10 MBS Mental Health Sessions).
Clients can be self referred and may be able to obtain a rebate from their private health fund.
Referrals may also be made by third parties such as MAIB, workers compensation and employee assistance programs.
EFTPOS facilities are available and is the preferred payment option, Medicare online patient claiming is also available.