Frequently Asked QuestionsGot some questions? Here's some answers!
Why should I see an ACT therapist?
How much does it cost?
GP referrals are required for psychiatrist appointments, and GP Better Access Mental Health Care Plan are required for psychologist appointments. Medicare rebates available and there is also a “gap fee” payable for each session.
Psychologist gap fees: Hour-long appointments with our psychologists incur an out of pocket expense of up to $100 depending on the individual therapist after Medicare rebate. For concession cardholders this out of pocket expense is about half that.
Psychiatrist gap fees: Hour-long appointments with our ACT expert psychiatrists have an out of pocket expense of about $190 for the initial session, and just under $140 out of pocket for subsequent hourly sessions. For concession cardholders this out of pocket expense is about $122 for initial, and $70 thereafter.
Please not a $150 deposit is required for an initial assessment with Dr Purssey. The deposit will be non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Each psychologist/therapist/psychiatrist at the Brisbane ACT Centre can choose to bulk bill at their discretion in very specific circumstances, although please be aware that bulk billing is uncommon.
Full fees (including Medicare component) are payable at the time of appointment by EFTPOS, Credit Card or cash, AND instant online Medicare rebating of all the fee except the “out-of-pocket expense” is available at the Centre. Please call our receptionists on 3193 1072 with any queries.