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Fees 

Fees listed below apply to new assessment clients booking in from 23rd April, 2024.

 

Assessment Packages

1. "I want to know if I am Autistic". 

Autism assessment includes approx. 4-5 hours of assessment appointments, completion of online questionnaires, feedback
and your written report. The fee for this package is $1800*

2. "I want to know if I have ADHD". 


I would first suggest that you see a Psychiatrist, especially if you are interested in medication (read more about these points in my FAQ here). If after reading the FAQ you wish to proceed with Psychologist assessment: 

 

ADHD assessment includes approx. 4 hours of assessment appointments, completion of online questionnaires, feedback and your written report. The fee for this package is $1500*

3. "I want to know if I am Autistic AND if I have ADHD".  

Assessment of both Autism and ADHD includes approx. 6-7 hours of assessment appointments, completion of online questionnaires, feedback and your written report. The fee for this package is $2300*

*Note: Occasionally, there may be instances where additional sessions are needed to complete assessment (for example, clients with complex physical or mental health histories that require more in-depth querying in order to rule-in and rule-out differential diagnoses). Wherever possible Rebecca will advise you as early as possible in the assessment process if there is need for additional sessions. Additional assessment session fees are at my standard consultation rate ($210/50 minutes). In the interest of equity this fee has been set below the recommended fee of $300 suggested by the AAPi (Australian Association of Psychologists Inc) in their 2023-2024 Schedule of Recommended Fees. This schedule is available here

Help! Which package do I choose?

Good question. You might be someone who has already been diagnosed with ADHD, and you may want to know if you're also Autistic. In this case Package 1 would suit. Or you might feel that you don't experience Autistic traits and suspect you are an ADHDer. Package 2 would be suitable for you. 

For most folk I recommend Package 3 (with the caveat of course that I first recommend Psychiatrist assessment of ADHD). Combined assessment is recommended because of the research suggesting that Autism and ADHD co-occur frequently. A lot of Autistic people also have ADHD (and vice-versa). 

If you are unsure which assessment option best meets your needs please get in touch. I'm happy to discuss your goals and assist your decision-making. Feel welcome to email: kaleidoscopeassessment@gmail.com.


How do I pay? 
 

  • When completing your intake and consent forms, you will be asked to enter credit/debit card details which are encrypted and stored securely in the practice management system (Halaxy). Payment is deducted from your card at the time of appointments. 

  • Payment via instalments is welcomed. A plan can be discussed when booking your appointments.

  • The full assessment fee balance must be paid before your report can be released. 


Booking/Appointment Terms:
 

  • You will receive an appointment reminder via email 2 business days prior to each appointment. You will also receive an SMS 2 day before each appointment ​requiring you to confirm or cancel. At least 24 business hours notice (1 business day) is required if cancelling your appointment (e.g. replying to the reminder email) so that your time can be offered to other folk. 

  • Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, or that are not attended, will be charged the standard consultation fee ($210) in full. This must be paid before further appointments are offered. 

  • Reports can not be released until all fees are paid. 
     

Fee/Payment Conditions:
 

  • Medicare does not permit the provision of rebates for Autism/ADHD assessment using Mental Health Care Plans (MHCPs) or Chronic Disease GP Management Plans (GPMPs).  

  • Medicare allows Paediatricians to refer clients up to the age of 25 for Autism assessment, where Medicare rebates are allowable. If you are a young adult seeking assessment please discuss Medicare item number 135 with your Paediatrician if still under their care. 

  • Requests for letters, completion of forms and correspondence outside of sessions (e.g. if you wish me to write to your Psychiatrist or speak with your employer, etc) are billed pro-rata at the standard consultation rate ($210). Invoices must be paid for the release/completion of any requested correspondence. This ensures my time is sustainable whilst I balance work and personal/family life. 

  • Private health funds vary in their coverage of Autism/ADHD assessment. It is recommended that you contact your health fund to enquire. I am unable to process HICAPS so will email paid invoices to clients for lodgement with health funds.

  • NDIS/The NDIA generally do not fund diagnostic assessments for people who are already participants. You can check whether this applies to your plan and funding via speaking with your Local Area Coordinator or Support Coordinator. I can only accept self-managed NDIS clients. 

  • Fees are reviewed quarterly and will next be reviewed in June 2024. Any changes will be updated on the website with the date from which they will take effect. 

Ready to book your assessment? My online booking portal can be found here (click the word 'here!'). 




 
 

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