Current fees are listed below for the following services provided at Thrive Wellness:
- Clinical Psychology
- Integrative Health Consultations
- Bowen Therapy
- Nutrition Consultations
- Exercise Physiology
Fees may be paid by cash, credit card or EFT.
Our practitioners are registered with Private Health Funds (PHF). Eligible clients who have extras cover for the service they’re receiving will be able claim rebates through their PHF. We offer HICAPS for Clinical Psychology and Exercise Physiology services for on-the-spot claiming. Unfortunately, HICAPS does not allow for Bowen Therapy and Nutrition services to be processed at time of payment – as such, you will need to pay for your session on the day, keep your invoice receipt and submit to your PHF for your rebate.
If you are uncertain if your extras covers you for our services, please contact your PHF and ask.
For services for which Medicare rebates apply, those rebates can be processed on-the-spot, provided you have an eligible GP referral and present your Medicare card. If paying by credit card the Medicare rebate will have to go to a savings or cheque account (which does not have to be linked to the credit card account).
Clinical Psychology and Exercise Physiology services are also accessible to Department of Veteran Affairs Silver or Gold card holders with eligible GP referral, Workcover and NDIS approved individuals.
Most of our services are offered face-to-face at our rooms in Toowoomba. However, Clinical Psychology, Nutrition, Root Cause Protocol and Integrative Health Consultations are available remotely via Skype. Out of office visits in the Toowoomba region are available for Exercise Physiology services.
Please note that current Medicare rules do not allow rebates to be offered for Skype appointments, except in special circumstances for Clinical Psychology appointments, following an initial face-to-face appointment. Please see Access to Remote Consultations for eligibility requirements and discuss your preference for Skype with us at your first appointment.
Clinical Psychology services usually involve an out-of-pocket gap, as outlined in the table below. A bulk billing option is available, for Clinical Psychology services only, to access treatment without any out-of-pocket expenses.
|Therapy consultation (50 minutes)||$200.00||$124.50||$75.50|
|Remote consultation (Skype; 50 minutes)||$200.00||$124.50*conditions apply||$75.50|
|Therapy consultation (low income*conditions apply)||$144.50||$124.50||$20.00|
|Clinical supervision (60 minutes)||$160.00||N/A||$160.00|
From the first of November 2017, Medicare now allows up to 7 of 10 appointments per year to be delivered via video technologies such as skype. The following conditions apply:
- an initial appointment is provided face-to-face;
- the person receiving the service must be living in a region classified as rural, remote or very remote (i.e., your living address is classified as MMM 4, 5, 6 or 7 on this map);
- the psychologist providing the service must be at least 15km from the recipient of the service.
At Thrive Wellness we believe mental health treatment should be accessible to everybody. For the past 9 years, we have provided access to bulk-billed services for individuals facing financial hardship.
Unfortunately, Medicare rates have been frozen by the federal government to the same rate they were in 2013. As all of the costs to run a practice have continued to rise in the six years since, it has become financially unsustainable for a small practice such as ours, which receives no additional government grants or funding, to continue to offer bulk billed appointments.
We are now offering services to individuals facing financial hardship with a smaller gap fee of $20.
If this fee is not affordable, we recommend exploring other services, such as Headspace and the Floresco Centre, which do continue to provide bulk billed services.
If you will require the reduced fee to access treatment, please contact us to arrange this before making a booking, as online bookings will attract the full $200 rate if a fee adjustment has not been discussed in advance.
Integrative Health Consultations
Our Integrative Health Consultations focus on the whole person, acknowledging the relationship between clinical presentation and the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and overall health of the individual. An individualised treatment program that best matches the client’s unique needs, is formulated and delivered in an informed, respectful and safe manner. Treatment programs combine evidence-based complementary and conventional conservative therapies to provide a customised consultation aimed at improving treatment outcomes, recovery and well-being. Some of the therapies used within these integrated sessions may include hands-on remedial therapy (bowen therapy), tailored exercise prescription, nutrition advice and/or prescription, health education and counselling. Blood and/or other Pathology tests may be recommended which may incur additional out of pocket expense. In such cases, we can liaise with your treating Doctor who can assess your eligibility for referral for these tests to be bulk-billed through Medicare.
|Initial consultation (up to 80 minutes)||$180.00*||N/A**||$180.00 ($127.05**)|
|Standard consultation (up to 50 minutes)||$88.00*||N/A**||$88.00 ($35.05**)|
|Extended follow-up (up to 80 minutes)||$140.00*||N/A**||$140.00 ($87.05**)|
|Short Review consultation (25 minutes)||$52.95*||N/A**||$52.95 ($0**)|
*Private Health Fund rebates available to eligible individuals.
**Medicare rebates of $52.95 per session may be available with eligible GP referral for Exercise Physiology services – only where Exercise Physiology services are clinically indicated, and meet Medicare requirements and duration of treatment times during the consultation. Clients who receive a medicare rebate will have a report sent to their GP after their first and last appointments.
For clients with a multi-symptom history (for example, chronic pain, digestion, sleep disturbances, toileting, musculoskeletal or other complaints), we recommend an 80 minute Integrative Health Consultation to allow for a detailed initial assessment, interview and delivery of a comprehensive best practice treatment plan at your first visit.
For those individuals seeking Bowen Therapy specifically, we also offer Bowen Therapy only appointments. Treatment is tailored to your individual needs and as such, consultations times may vary. For your planning purposes, it is recommended you set aside one hour for your Bowen appointment unless advised otherwise.
Bowen Therapy – Special fees for Babies & Children
Babies under 12 months, $10 per visit (appointment often only takes 10 minutes – feel free to book ahead or just ‘pop in’ when you’re in town as I may have a ‘gap’ free just for you & bubs!)
Children aged 1-12 years, $88 at initial consultation, with up to 2 follow up sessions included for free, within 2 months of initial appointment.
||$88.00||Bowen Therapy||contact your fund|
||$88.00||Bowen Therapy||contact your fund|
||$10.00||Bowen Therapy||contact your fund|
*Private Health Fund rebates are available for clients with eligible extras cover for Bowen Therapy services. Please contact your Private Health Fund to find out what your benefit would be.
General Nutrition Consultations
A 20 minute Introductory Nutrition consultation can be provided on request for $52.95. Services can be offered face-to-face or via Skype. This consultation invites discussion of your history, health concerns and treatment goals from which further services, treatment plan or referral may be recommended. It provides opportunity for clients to ask questions and explore whether they’d like to pursue Functional testing and Clinical Nutrition interventions to improve their health. Private Health Insurance rebates apply for eligible individuals – please contact your Health Fund to discuss.
Services can be offered face-to-face or via Skype/Zoom. Different Clinical Nutrition services are offered to accommodate different needs. For clients with a long-standing, multi-symptom history, we recommend an 80 minute initial appointment to allow time for a comprehensive history and assessment, clarification of goals and expectations, followed by personalised education and discussion of your recommended treatment plan. We can provide you with a private referral for any pathology tests we recommend, however where possible, we liaise with your Treating Doctor who can assess your eligibility for referral for testing through Medicare. More information about our Clinical Nutrition consultations, and some of the tests we may recommend can be found under Services.
see General Nutrition Consultations for more info
|$52.95||Nutrition services||contact your fund|
||$180.00||Nutrition services||contact your fund|
||$120.00||Nutrition services||contact your fund|
||$52.95||Nutrition services||contact your fund|
*Private Health Fund rebates are available for clients with eligible extras cover for Nutrition services. Please contact your Private Health Fund to find out what your benefit would be.
|Review consultation (20 minutes)||$52.95||52.95||$0.00|
|Extended Review Consultation (45 minutes)||$105.00||52.95||$52.05|