Fee Schedules

All About Kids is a long standing, privately owned and operated service. This means we are a fee for service clinic. We do however, have various funding streams and Medicare rebates available to assist our clients.  

 

Referrals

 

You do not need a referral to receive counselling, psychological support, occupational or speech therapy from All About Kids. Call, email us, or simply book online to make an appointment. It is always a good idea to look through our therapists so you have an idea who may be a great fit for you. If you have a referral from your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist under a government rebate system you will be able to receive a rebate for our service. If you have NDIS please go to our NDIS fees page for more information.

Fees

 

Generally, psychology and counselling sessions are 50-60 minutes in duration, and costs are advised prior to the initial consultation. Our fees range from $140 to $240 per session (see below for rebate information) depending on the type of service you are receiving . If you are experiencing financial hardship please ask us about our assistance packages.

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends a 46-60 minute session rate of $260 for psychological services. All About Kids aims to keep our fees family affordable so we charge substantially under this rate.

Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy sessions are often 30, 45, or 60 minutes depending on needs. Initial sessions are 50-60 minutes so your therapist has time to talk to you about your child's needs, and begin some direct assessment.  Generally, your therapist will suggest a block of therapy to focus on a specific skill development. You will arrange the best length for a therapy session for your child. Fees vary but average around $180 per hour of therapy. 

Medicare: Mental Health Care Plan and Rebates

 

All About Kids Psychologists are fully registered with Medicare and you are able to claim rebates for support if your GP, Paediatrician, or Psychiatrist refers you under a Mental Health Care Plan or a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Current rebates are $87.45 (Psychologist) and $128.40 (Clinical Psychologist) for up to 10 (20 post covid) sessions per calendar year. Most GP's will require you to make a long appointment to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan. Please contact your GP to discuss whether you and/or your child may be eligible.

Medicare: Chronic Disease Management Plan (Enhanced Primary Care Plan) and Rebates

 

All About Kids psychology, occupational therapy and speech pathology sessions are also eligible for rebates if your GP refers you under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Current rebates are $54.60 for up to 5 sessions per calendar year. Your GP will discuss how many sessions they are referring you for and for what reason. Generally, a CDMP is used to see more than one allied health or medical practitioner and is aimed at assessing and planning intervention for more complex needs. Please contact your GP to discuss whether you and/or your child may be eligible.

Medicare: Helping Children with Autism Initiative and Rebates

 

Medicare rebates for children who are seeking assessment and/or intervention for Autistic Spectrum disorders are available through a referral from your Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. Medicare items for up to four allied health (Psychology, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy) assessment sessions and for 20 allied health services (in total) for eligible children up to the age of 15 (provided the treatment and management plan is in place before the age of 13). The current rebate is $87.45 (Psychology) or $77.10 (Occupational and Speech Therapy). Please discuss with your consultant physician to determine your eligibility.

Medicare: Better Start Disability and Rebates

 

Medicare rebates for children who are seeking assessment and/or intervention for disability disorders are available through a referral from your Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. Medicare items for up to four allied health (Psychology, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy) assessment sessions and for 20 allied health services (in total) for eligible children up to the age of 15 (provided the treatment and management plan is in place before the age of 13). The current rebate is $87.45 (Psychology) or $77.10 (Occupational and Speech Therapy). Please discuss with your consultant physician to determine your eligibility.

Psychological Therapies Program Provider: Brisbane North and Southside

 

Brisbane North: All About Kids is an approved Brisbane MIND provider and mental health support is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and is managed by Brisbane North PHN. This supports financially and socially vulnerable teens and adults.  If you are a student, hold a health care card, pension card or experience financial hardship you may be elegible to seek support under this program. Talk to your GP about your referral options.

Brisbane South: All About Kids is an approved WMQ Psychological Therapies Program provider. WMQ Psychological Therapies Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and is managed by Brisbane South PHN. Talk to your GP about referral options.

National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS

 

All About Kids is a registered provider for clients who have NDIS funding - NDIA managed, Plan Managed and Self-Funded plans. Areas of registration include: Therapeutic Supports and Early Childhood Supports. Link to Registration ID  QLD.

Private Health Funds

 

If you have private health insurance you may be able to claim a rebate. All About Kids uses Health Point (electronic claiming) to offer direct claiming at the time of your appointment. Rebates vary between different health funds and we advise you to check with your fund prior to making your appointment.  Health funds generally pay a rebate on assessments which may be useful for you if you are aiming to have your child formally assessed for learning or disability issues.

Employee Assistance Programs

 

All About Kids is associated with ASSURE programs and is a provider for psychological support for employees of participating companies. Please enquire further with your employer.

Our Current Fees

 

NSW: Please make enquiries directly to reception.

Queensland  Fees             (from 01/07/2021)  
Clinical Psychologist  
Initial Consultation $240
Standard Consultation $225
Psychologist  
Initial Consultation $210
Standard Consultation $185
Counsellor  
Initial Consultation $175
Standard Consultation $160
Speech Pathologist  
Initial Assessment (50-60 mins) $210
Standard Consultation (30 mins) $ 90
Standard Consultation (60 mins) $180
Standard Report  $120
Occupational Therapist  
Initial Assessment (50-60 mins) $210
Standard Consultation (30 mins) $ 90
Standard Consultation (60 mins) $180
Standard Report $180
   

Report costs vary - Please enquire for specific costs

Travel costs apply for mobile services and school visits

 

 

 

 

 

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