When contacting the Affinity Allied Health Clinic team, could y ou please advise the following:
You do not need a referral for any of our services, however if a referral and/or health care plan is required, you may wish to claim a rebate through Medicare.
We ask that you please arrive 10 minutes before your first consultation to allow sufficient time for registration.
On your first visit we will take down your medical history; by knowing all of the details about your condition will help us to plan and determine a diagnosis, a specific clinical decision, treatment selection, education and prevention strategies.
All private health funds give members the option of extras cover. If your policy includes either myotherapy or psychology cover, please bring your private health card to your appointment as you can claim your rebate directly from our reception desk via our HICAPS facility.
If you are unsure of your rebate amount, please contact your health fund.
If you have a chronic problem, you can qualify for Medicare benefits under the ‘Enhanced Primary Care’ (EPC) program. Under this program, you can receive approximately $52.95 per session back from Medicare for 5 visits per calendar year. However, to qualify for these benefits you must obtain a referral from your doctor who needs to complete an EPC care plan.
If you are unsure of if you are entitled to an ECP, please contact your general health practitioner for further information.
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, Medicare provides a $84.90 rebate towards the total cost. The out of pocket fee for a consultation will be $55.10. Patients are eligible to receive a total of 10 individual sessions per year. This is based on Government budget allocation and is not representative of how many sessions a patient may need.
You may only claim from either Medicare or a private health fund for each session. Private Heath will not contribute towards the ‘gap’ between the Medicare rebate and the consultation fees. Your receipt will have a code specific to either Medicare or Private Health depending on your requirement.
Patients with an accepted TAC or Workcover claim do not have to pay any out of pocket expenses. Our psychologists are registered to provide psychological assessment and treatment for TAC and Workcover patients. The number of sessions is dependent upon the type of claim you have.
You may only claim from either Medicare or a Private health fund for each session. Private Heath will not contribute towards the ‘gap’ between the Medicare rebate and the consultation fees. Your receipt will have a code specific to either Medicare or Private Health depending on your requirement.