Fees

Current fees are listed below for the following services provided at Thrive Wellness:

Fees may be paid by cash, credit card or EFT.

Our practitioners are registered with Private Health Funds. If you have extras cover for Clinical Psychology, Psychology or Exercise Physiology services, we can process your claim via our HICAPS terminal at your appointment. Nutrition services require manual claiming. As such you will need to submit your receipt to your Health Fund to receive your reimbursement for Nutrition services.
If you are uncertain whether you have extras cover for our services, please contact your Private Health Fund.

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 need to go to a savings or cheque account (which does not have to be linked to the credit card account).

Clinical Psychology, 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, Psychology Nutrition, and Root Cause Protocol consultations are available remotely via phone or Skype. Out of office visits in the Toowoomba region are available for Exercise Physiology services.

Please note that Medicare allows rebates on Skype consultations for Clinical Psychology and Psychology appointments for participants that qualify for this mode of service delivery. Please see Access to Remote Consultations for eligibility requirements to see if you live in an area that is covered and discuss your preference for Skype with us when you book your first appointment.

 

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology services usually involve an out-of-pocket gap, as outlined in the table below. A concession rate is available, for Clinical Psychology and Psychology services only, to access treatment with minimal out-of-pocket expense.

Individual services

Rates effective from 1 July 2019

Service Fee Medicare rebate Out-of-pocket
Therapy consultation (50 minutes) $200.00 $126.50 $73.50
Remote consultation (Skype; 50 minutes) $200.00 $126.50*conditions apply $73.50
Therapy consultation (low income*conditions apply) $146.50 $126.50 $20.00
Clinical supervision (60 minutes) $160.00 N/A $160.00

Access to remote consultations

From the first of November 2017, Medicare now allows Clinical Psychology and Psychology appointments to be delivered via video technologies such as Skype. The following conditions apply:

  • the person receiving the service must be living in a region classified as rural, remote or very remote on this map). To search this map, select ‘Modified Monash Model’ (under heading Department of Health – custom remoteness classification) located in the bar on the right of the page. To be eligible, your living address needs to be classified as MMM 4, 5, 6 or 7) ;
  • the psychologist providing the service must be at least 15km from the recipient of the service.

Access to bulk billing

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, which provides bulk billed services for teenage youth.

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 for Clinical Psychologists, $140 for General Psychologists, if a fee adjustment has not been discussed in advance.

Psychology

Psychology services usually involve an out-of-pocket gap, as outlined in the table below. A concession rate is available, for Psychology services, to access treatment with minimal out-of-pocket expense.

Individual services

Rates effective from 1 July 2019

Service Fee Medicare rebate Out-of-pocket
Therapy consultation (50 minutes) $140.00 $86.15 $53.85
Remote consultation (Skype; 50 minutes) $140.00 $86.15*conditions apply $53.85
Therapy consultation (low income*conditions apply) $106.15 $86.15 $20.00

 

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.

 

Clinical Nutrition

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.

Individual services

Service Fee PHF Rebate* Out-of-pocket
Introductory Nutrition consultation (20 minutes)

see General Nutrition Consultations for more info

$52.95 Nutrition services contact your fund
Initial consultation (80 minutes)
where required, correspondence with GP and/or referrals for testing will be provided (cost of tests not included)
$180.00 Nutrition services contact your fund
Follow-up consultation (50 minutes)
$120.00 Nutrition services contact your fund
Short Review consultation (20 minutes)
$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.

 

Exercise Physiology

Please wear loose clothing that you are comfortable moving in to your exercise physiology appointments. Your initial appointment will include a comprehensive assessment that will enable us to prescribe an exercise plan that matches your unique requirements. Your health, movement and injury history will be discussed, as well as your program goals and expectations. You will be provided with your exercise program and any additional recommendations at your follow up appointment. Thereafter, Review consultations are recommended to progress your program, troubleshoot obstacles, and keep you on track to achieving your treatment goals.

Individual services

Rates effective from 1 July 2019

Service Fee Medicare rebate Out-of-pocket
Initial consultation (60 minutes)
includes summary report, where required
$150.00 53.80 $96.20
Out-of-rooms consultation / Home visit (45 minutes)
includes summary report, where required
$150.00 N/A $150.00
Review consultation (20 minutes) $53.80 53.80 $0.00
Extended Review Consultation (45 minutes) $110.00 53.80 $56.20

 

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