How much does a session cost?
Do I need a referral?
Medicare rebates are available for those who visit their General Practitioner (GP) and are able to obtain a referral called a “Mental Health Treatment Plan”. Alternatively, your child’s Paediatrician can provide you with a referral under “Focused Psychological Services”. Both referrals entitle you to rebates for 10 sessions in a calendar year (January to December). If you can obtain one of these referrals, you pay a smaller out of pocket expense. Please contact us to discuss this further. GPs often like you to book a longer session in their clinic to appropriately discuss this referral. Please bring the documentation the GP/Paediatrician provides you with to your first session at SOMNIA.
Can I access Telehealth services?
Yes! Recent changes to the Better Access Scheme mean that all clients with a GP Mental Health Care Plan can now access Telehealth for their appointment. This has been a welcome relief for clients who are in isolation or unwell, meaning you can still access your appointment.
Can I use private health?
Clients may also be able to claim a rebate on their sessions at SOMNIA using their private health insurance. The rebates for each health care fund vary. Please contact your fund to find out the amount you are entitled to. You are not able to claim both Medicare and Private Health Rebates for a session.
Do you accept NDIS referrals?
We are currently accepting Plan and Self Managed NDIS referrals only. We are not NDIS registered in order to accept NDIS Agency Managed referrals. We apologise for the inconvenience.
How do I pay?
The full fee is to be paid at the end of each session. For your convenience, our practice offers EFTPOS and Medicare EasyClaim. Medicare EasyClaim means that your rebate can be put straight back into your bank account the day after your appointment. If you are claiming private health fund rebates, you will be charged the full amount for the session, and provided with a receipt to lodge with your health care fund to obtain your rebate.