Frequently Asked Psychology Questions

Do I need a referral to see a psychologist?

No. You do not need a referral to see one of our psychologists at Capital Psychology Clinic. If you wish to receive a rebate from Medicare, you will need a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.

How long will my appointment last?

Typically the length of an appointment is one hour (50+ minutes face to face).

Can I claim a rebate from Medicare?

A Medicare rebate is available to you if you have a referral and a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Rebates may range from approximately $85 – $125 depending on the type of appointment you attend and the psychologist you see.

How do I get a Mental Health Care Plan?

Please contact your GP practice and request a long consultation to discuss your concerns. If you are eligible, your GP will complete a Mental Health Care Plan and give you a copy to bring to your appointment with us.

How much will it cost?

Appointment fees depend on which psychologist you wish to see at our clinic and the type of service required. Please contact our friendly reception to discuss your needs and the associated fees.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Please bring a copy of your referral and Mental Health Care Plan if you have one. Please also bring any relevant reports and documentation relating to your concerns to your first appointment.

What kind of assessments do we provide?

Capital Psychology Clinic are the leaders in child assessment in Canberra. We provide Autism, Learning, Behaviour and ADHD assessments. We also provide adult assessments. Please see our Assessment page for further information.

What type of counselling do we provide?

Although we specialise in child and family psychology, we provide support and counselling to ALL ages, and issues. We have carefully selected a wonderful team of psychologists [link] who specialise in different areas, including, but not limited to: child and adolescents, families, perinatal support, eating disorders, relationship counselling, and adult counselling. Please see our Counselling page for further information.