- Medicare Safety Net
- Self Referred
- Private Insurance
- Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Medicare Safety Net
It is recommended that all patients register for Medicare's Safety Net, which will entitle you to a higher Medicare rebate and, therefore, lower gap payments for the services provided by Taylored Psychology.
You do not have to have a referral from your doctor to see a psychologist. Please feel free to contact our practice to discuss our fees with us.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
If you do not have a referral, you may be eligible to receive a rebate if you have private health insurance, depending on your level of cover. Please check with your private health insurance provider to see if you are eligible to claim for psychological services.
Assessment and treatment is also provided for people with Return to Work SA (Workers Compensation) and CTP/Allianz (motor vehicle accident) claims (refer to the Services page).
Full payment is required at the time of your appointment. EFTPOS facilities are available, as is Medicare Easyclaim.
Taylored Psychology is not a bulk billing practice, patient co-payments are charged. Should you require a bulk billing service please contact SalvoPsych.
The majority of services offered by a psychologist are GST free. However, there are some services that attract GST, such as the provision of a report. All fees will be discussed with you prior to any treatment being provided.
Appointments are 50 minutes in duration. At your initial consultation the psychologist will identify your goals and expectations of treatment and a treatment plan will be formulated in consultation with you.
Business and after hours appointment are available for your convenience. Please contact us to schedule an appointment at a mutually convenient time.
We would appreciate that you let us know at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment if you need to change the time, or you cannot attend. Fifty percent of the consultation fee will be charged if the required notice is not provided.
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW)
An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) is able to assess and treat the majority of mental health concerns. These include depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, stress, personality disorders, complex trauma, loss and bereavement, or substance misuse. As a Social Worker, and AMHSW may also explore other aspects of a person’s life, including relationship issues or other social and environmental factors, in order to improve a person’s overall quality of life. An AMHSW must have completed at least a four-year degree, and in addition must also have complete two years of post-graduate supervision and further study relating to evidence-based therapy. In addition, an AMHSW must continue to maintain regular Clinical Supervision and complete ongoing professional development, specifically relating to clinical issues and evidence based psychological strategies. This ensures that an AMHSW is providing the care and has the skill set required to address such difficulties. Most Social Workers, such as at Families SA, for example, have not been required to complete additional training for their role, and are considered generalist Social Workers. As such one may expect that an AMHSW to have the skills and attributes to approach the person’s presenting issue of concern in much the same way as a Registered Psychologist. An AMHSW may also be able to offer family based interventions, or group work, in addition to individual counselling and therapy.
Last updated: 8 August, 2018