Description

Psychologists are educated in the science of how people feel, behave and react. They provide help with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and eating disorders. Psychologists do not prescribe medications but use a number of scientifically-supported tests to determine the mental health and wellbeing of people. Psychologists can specialise in a number of areas including mental health disorders (clinical psychologists), jobs and careers (organisational psychologists) and sports and exercise (sports psychologists).

Learn more about psychological treatments

Services provided

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Mental health
  • Talk-based therapy
  • Early intervention for those at risk
  • Information and advice

Eligibility

Appointments can be made directly without a referral.

Your doctor or other health professional may also refer you to a psychologist.

How to access

To find a psychologist near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.

Hours

Contact your local psychologist for clinic opening hours.

Costs

The cost of psychological services varies depending on the treatment. Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.

Medicare

Psychology fees are partly covered by Medicare for people who are eligible under the following programs:

Psychology fees are also partly covered by Medicare for:

  • women who are concerned about a current pregnancy or one that occurred in the past 12 months
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people using follow-up allied health services.

To access Medicare benefits for psychology services, you must be referred to your psychologist by:

  • a GP who is managing your treatment under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan, or under a referred psychiatric assessment and management plan
  • a psychiatrist
  • a paediatrician.
Private health funds
Psychologist fees are covered by some private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.