About the Clinic

Welcome to Family Psychological Services.

We are a small team of caring and dedicated practitioners committed to providing high quality psychological services to the greater Hobart community. At Family Psychological Services we provide psychological support across the lifespan. This includes children, adolescents, adults and older adults, as well as couples, families and groups.

Confidentiality

Any information that you disclose to your psychologist will be held in the strictest confidence and may only be shared with a third party with your written permission. If you are referred by a doctor or health care professional, we will discuss with you what information will be shared with them. However, there are certain circumstances in which all psychologists are legally required to break confidentiality. Further information as to the limits of confidentiality will be provided to you prior to or during your first session. 

Medicare and Private Health Care Rebates

In order to receive a Medicare rebate you will need to be referred by a General Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician who will prepare a Mental Health Care Plan in consultation with you. You can see a psychologist without a referral; however Medicare will not provide a rebate for these sessions. Psychology sessions may also be covered under some Private Health Funds.  With appropriate referral, you can receive a Medicare rebate for up to ten individual sessions per calendar year. After six sessions your psychologist is required to send a progress letter to your GP who will consult with you and determine whether you are eligible for a further 4 sessions. You are required to make an appointment with your GP for this assessment.

Cost

The cost will vary depending on the fee being charged by the individual psychologist and whether you are receiving a rebate under Medicare or a Private Health Fund. Although we do not generally bulk bill, if there is financial hardship please discuss this with your psychologist prior to your first visit. Private Health Fund rebates can vary.  Please contact your Health Fund to gain more information.

Length of Consultation

A standard consultation is 50 minutes.

Location and Parking

Family Psychological Services is located in a colonial cottage at 205 Davey Street. As you walk up the driveway, the main entrance is clearly marked on your right. We do not have reception staff but please announce your arrival by pressing the button to the right of the inside door. There is no off street parking, however ample street parking is available on Davey and surrounding streets.

Opening Hours

Our office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 5pm. Outside of office hours, you may leave a message via our Contact Us facility on our website or for urgent matters our mobile numbers are also listed on the website. We will return your call or respond via email within 24 hours.

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment please use the Contact Us facility on our website.

Your First Session

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment as you will be required to complete client information and consent form. If applicable, please ensure that your Mental Health Care Plan is faxed or posted to our office prior to your first appointment. Alternatively you can bring it with you on the first day. If you have undergone any cognitive or neuropsychological assessments that you think may be of relevance to your psychological treatment, you may wish to bring the reports as well.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, please contact us via our website as soon as possible to reschedule.Our psychologists often have wait lists so the more notice you are able to provide of a cancellation, the more likely we can offer the appointment to someone else. If you do not provide 24 hours notice for cancellation of your appointment, you may be charged a cancellation fee of $75.00 which is not refundable under Medicare or Private Health Funds.

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