Fees

Cheree is committed to providing affordable Mental Health care to the local community.

 

If you have been referred by your GP or a Psychiatrist (and have a valid mental health plan with Medicare), Cheree will be happy to bulk bill your appointments (up to a maximum of 10 per calendar year) if you are a student, hold a health care/concession card or a pensioner.

 

If you are working - the standard fee of $155 is payable at the time of the session (all payment types accepted). With a GP referral/Mental health plan - Medicare will give you back $126.50 (usually overnight) resulting in a small out of pocket gap fee of $28.50.

 

DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) will be accepted as full payment (with a GP referral).

 

Cheree can also do home visits for clients who reside in Aged Care Facilities who have a DVA Health Card, with no additional fee required. Medicare will not cover home visits to aged care facilities under a GP referral/mental health plan, unless affected by the current bushfire crisis.

No referral or need more sessions?

If you do not have a referral or need more than the 10 sessions provided under Medicare then Cheree’s standard fees will apply:

  • Standard Fees are payable at the time of the appointment
  • For a standard 50-60 minute appointment, Cheree’s fee is $155
  • For a standard home visit, Cheree’s fee is $170

After Hours and weekend appointments

For your convenience, after hours and weekend appointments are available (including every alternate Sundays).

Home Visits - Suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 Health Crisis

Home visits between Faulconbridge and Leura are available by special request/arrangement.  If you have a valid/genuine reason for needing a home visit then Cheree is happy to see you at home and will bulk bill all home visits through Medicare if you are a pensioner or hold a concession/health care card (as long as you have a GP referral/valid mental health plan). Unfortunately Medicare will not cover visits to aged care facilities under a mental health plan, unless affected by current bushfire crisis.

 

If you work full time and can afford it and have a referral from the GP a home visit will cost $170 with Medicare returning $148 (resulting in a $22 out of pocket gap).

 

Home visits without a GP referral will cost $170 for a standard session. If you require a home visit, please call to discuss this and to organise a suitable time.

Cancellation Fees

Cancellations on the day of the appointment and “No Shows” will attract a $50 fee - unless due to a genuine emergency (no Medicare rebate is available for this charge). If you are unable to keep your appointment please give at least 24 hours’ notice.

Appointment Reminder Service

As a courtesy, we send a reminder email 3 days prior to your appointment and a SMS reminder the day before your appointment (or a phone call if you only have a landline). Please note this service is a courtesy only, and you are responsible for remembering your appointment date/time.

 

If for privacy reasons you would prefer to not receive an email, text message or call reminder, please let the receptionist know at the time you make the booking.