Sherry aims to provide an affordable psychological service for people in the Perth area. The current recommended fee by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) is $254. The fees for the sessions with Sherry are $180 per session and will need to be paid on the day of the consultation. (The deposit for the first appointment is paid at the time of booking). The centre is a private billing practice and therefore no bulk billing services are available as the fee is already significantly reduced from the recommended fee. Please see the rebates sections for Medicare and Private Health Rebates.
Teleconferencing session are available for private patients. They will not attract a Medicare rebate with a mental health care plan unless you are in a rural area and meet certain criteria. However, may like to check with your private health fund whether or not a rebate is available.
Referral via GP/Psychiatrist/Pediatrician- Medicare rebates are available under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) or an Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) for the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative or through an Chronic Disease Management Plan/Enhanced Primary Care Plan for chronic health issues . People eligible for these plans can get a rebate for between 6 and 10 sessions per calendar year for a MHCP, up to 40 sessions per year for an EDP and up to 5 sessions per year for an Chronic Disease Management Plan/Enhanced Primary Care Plan . Please speak to your GP/Psychiatrist/Pediatrician if you would like a Mental Health Care Plan, Eating Disorder Plan or Chronic Disease Management Plan/Enhanced Primary Care Plan. The rebate available for the MHCP and the EDP is approximately $86, which will leave you out of pocket approximately $94. The rebate for the Chronic Disease Management Plan/Enhanced Primary Care Plan is approximately $52, which will leave you out of pocket $128.
More information about these initiative can be found at;
Some private health fund rebates may be available depending on your level of cover. Please check with you private health fund whether or not you are covered and what the rebate would be. Please note: You cannot claim both the Medicare rebate and a private health rebate for the same session.