Skype consultations are now available for Medicare rebate as long as the individual receiving the services of a Clinical Psychologist are more than 15 kilometres from the Clinical Psychologist office.
IPS is pleased to announce that Skype consultations are available but only on a limited basis. Currently these services are only available on Wednesdays.
To make an appointment for a Skype consultation there are 3 easy steps:
1) you must obtain a GP Mental Health Referral so that Medicare will reimburse you for the session.
2) You must contact the IPS office on 9288-4588 at least 1 week prior to your requested session.
3) At the time of booking your appointment you must provide the receptionist with your Credit card details.
The Skype consult fee is $190.00 for the session. $124.5 is rebated by Medicare (with the GP Mental Health Referral) leaving you with a copay of $70.50 which will be debited from your card at the time of you booking your appointment.
With regards to accessing the technology that IPS utilises in its therapy approach, some technology can be provided to you on a rental basis and sent to your home by mail. It is however suggested that to provide the greatest benefit from the technology that an appointment be set for a face-to-face consult at 1 of the 3 Medical Centres that IPS operate from.
When making your appointment for a Skype consultation please be clear with the receptionist that you are requesting a Skype consultation appointment.