Available: Monday and Friday (8:00am-8:00pm)
Address: 29b/25 James St, Fortitude Valley
Please note the mobile number associated for this service only operates between:
Ikigai Psychology is not an emergency service, if you are in a crisis please call: 000.
Other free mental health services include:
Mental Health Access Line 1300 642 255
Life Life 13 11 14
Mental Health Care Plans
Ikigai Psychology Clinic provides psychological treatment under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
You may be able to access a medicare rebate of $86.15 per session if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care plan referral from your GP.
You will need to make an appointment with your General Practitioner who will conduct an assessment. If you meet the relevant criteria your General Practitioner will complete a Mental Health Care Plan under the Better Access Initiative, which can provide access to ten Psychology sessions within one calendar year. If you are claiming a rebate under the Better Access Initiative the psychologist is required to provide a report to your General Practitioner at session six and ten. This report only contains general information as well as any questionnaires completed and recommendations for future care.
*Please note you do not require a GP referral to attend, it is completely optional and simply to aid in costs.
Find out more by accessing the Medicare Fact Sheet below
Fees and Payment
Initial and follow-up $160 (50 mins)
In person and online.
With a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) the gap fee after the rebate applied is: $73.45
*An additional 20% increase in fees will apply after 5pm
(No after hours fees will apply to online consults during COVID-19)
Concessions $135* (50mins)
In person and online
With a Medicare MHCP the gap fee after the rebate applied is approximately:
$48.85 *(Valid student ID or Concession Card must be presented).
Online consultations without MHCP $120 (50 mins)
When medicare claims are not applicable
COVID-19 Telehealth Consultation (50mins)
Our Psychologist at Ikigai Psychology are registered providers with the major health care funds and we have HICAPS facilities for easy claiming.
You may be eligible to claim partial costs of the consultation fee with your private health provider. Please contact your provider for further information to see whether your level of cover is eligible for psychological services
Please note: You can only claim through Medicare or Private Health Insurance for each session
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we require 48-hours notice. This notice is required as a courtesy to the psychologist and other clients who may require care. Appointments that are cancelled or not attended within this time period will be charged a cancellation fee of $95.00. This charge will not be claimable through Medicare.