Fees & Referrals
Kate accepts self-referrals by phone or email; a referral from your doctor is not required.
Kate is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker and a Member of the Australia Association of Social Workers and therefore most clients are eligible to a Medicare Rebate for sessions.
To obtain a Medicare Rebate, clients need to contact their General Practitioner and book a longer or “double appointment”. At this appointment, the client can discuss their mental health difficulties and request a “Mental Health Care Plan” with a referral to Kate O’Donovan at Mount Lawley Counselling Practice.
A Mental Health Care Plan provides Medicare Rebates for 6 sessions per calendar year plus a further 4 sessions after a review by their General Practitioner (10 maximum per calendar year).
|Fees 2015||Medicare Rebate 2015|
|Couples||$180||No rebate available|
|Families||$180||No rebate available|