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Information for

new clients

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment please contact Macquarie Street Psychology via email: talk@macquariestreetpsych.com or by phone: (03) 8374 7637.

Do I need a referral from a GP?

A GP referral and Mental Healthcare Plan will entitle you to Medicare rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Any GP can complete a Mental Healthcare Plan for you and refer you directly to Macquarie Street Psychology. However, you don't need to have a Mental Healthcare Plan or referral to see a psychologist, you only need these to receive Medicare rebates.

What will happen in the first session?

Macquarie Street Psychology is dedicated to best practice in psychology and therapy. As such, your first session will consist of a comprehensive assessment. Your psychologist will explore with you the difficulties and issues that have led you to seek support, as well as ask questions about mental health history, family and psychosocial background, and help you to establish clear goals for your work together.

Payments & rebates

Payment is made at the end of each session either by credit card or cash. As long as your bank account is set up with Medicare then your psychologist will be able to process any applicable rebate at the end of each session. The Medicare rebate for a clinical psychologist is $128.40. The Medicare rebate for a general psychologist is $87.45.

Most private healthcare cover policies that are inclusive of allied health extras will provide some rebate for sessions. Please check with your private healthcare fund for your entitlement prior to attending your session.

 

Where are you located?

Macquarie Street Psychology operates out of 3 and 5 Macquarie St. Prahran, 3181. Your psychologist will let you know whether your appointment is at number 3 or number 5. Macquarie Street Psychology is a two minute walk from the corner of Chapel St. & High St. Prahran and a five minute walk from Prahran train station. 

Is there parking onsite?

There is no parking available on Macquarie st. However, adjacent streets (High st. and Greville st.) both have timed, curb side parking. When parking, please be aware of time limits and clearway times.

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