Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a GP Referral?

No, our specialists do not require a referral for consultation. However, if you’re concerned about out-of-pocket expenses, you can discuss your needs with your GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist.

Should your medical provider consider you eligible for a Medicare referral, you may have access to Medicare rebates that are subsidised by the Australian Government. You can also claim Private Health rebates (HICAPS) onsite at our clinic. Please check with your Private Health Fund for your general eligibility and cover.

Which of your services attract Medicare rebates?

Psychology

Scope Clinical Services can provide counselling and assessment services through:

  • A GP Mental Health Treatment Plan program
  • The Helping Children with Autism program
  • The Better Start for Children with a Disability program

Speech Pathology

Scope Clinical Services can provide speech pathology services through:

  • A GP Management Plan or Team Care Arrangement
  • The Helping Children with Autism program
  • The Better Start for Children with a Disability program.

Dietetics and Exercise Physiology

Scope Clinical Services can provide dietetic services through:

  • A GP Management Plan or Team Care Arrangement
  • Type 2 Diabetes Group Services

Consult your GP to see if you’re eligible for any of the above plans.

How soon can I have an appointment?

We can usually schedule an appointment for you within 1-2 weeks of your preferred date.

Do you offer phone or Skype consultations?

Yes, we do.

Unfortunately, Medicare rebates are not available for phone or Skype consultations. You must purchase Phone or Skype consultations through our online store prior to the scheduled consultation time.  

You may be able to claim your phone or Skype consultation with your Private Health Fund. Please check with your Private Health Fund for your eligibility and cover.

What is Psychometric Assessment?

Psychometric assessment is a unique approach used by psychologists to understand an individual’s skills and areas of opportunity across various functional domains, including:

  • Cognitive
  • Educational
  • Behavioural
  • Social
  • Emotional

This is particularly useful for individuals with superior intelligence, learning disabilities, intellectual disability and rare chromosomal disorders, and nonverbal communication. Psychometric assessment can identify an individual’s potential and explore limiting factors.

Psychometric assessment includes:

  • Collection of an individual’s developmental and educational history
  • Completion of an individualised series of tests and questionnaires
  • Interviews with relevant others (with permission), eg. teachers

The completion of psychometric assessment typically requires:

  • Initial consultation
  • Up to 2 assessment sessions
  • Completion of a comprehensive report within 2-3 weeks of assessment
  • Feedback session

The comprehensive report includes a detailed summary of the findings and any relevant diagnoses. In addition, it includes an extensive list of recommendations with strategies and accommodations specific to both an academic and home environment, with additional remedial strategies.

Do you offer a Seniors discount?

Yes, we offer Seniors Card holders a 10% discount on all services.

Do you provide services through the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)?

Yes – all dietetic and exercise physiology services are free for DVA gold card holders.

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