Allied Health

Allied Health Services

Allied Health is an integral part of the treatment, management and prevention of many medical conditions. At Globe Medical, our allied health professionals work closely with your General Practitioner to ensure a multidisciplinary and integrated approach is taken towards your health and wellbeing.

Our allied health professionals focus on promoting good health, through evidence based treatment measures and provision of comprehensive education and advice. We want to empower our patients to actively participate in treatment decision-making and responsibility for their health outcomes. 

View upcoming appointments with our team of allied health professionals.

Globe Medical is delighted to have Performance Physiotherapy and Podiatry First Sports co-located within our clinic. Visit their respective websites for an overview of services, contact details and online appointments.

  • Medical Capabilities
  • Fees
  • FAQs

Medical Capabilities

Our Allied Health services include:

Psychology

Our Registered Psychologist Gina Huisy, has extensive experience in both Clinical as well as Work and Organisational Psychology.

Diet and Nutrition

Our qualified dietitan, Joyce Haddad offers both specialised and general nutrition advice.

Physiotherapy

Performance Physiotherapy is co-located at Globe Medical, offering individual physiotherapy treatment and advice to manage your injuries and pain.

Podiatry 

Podiatry First Sports is co-located at Globe Medical, focusing on treating injuries of the foot and leg sustained through exercise or day-to-day life. 

Fees

Psychology Fees

Consultation
Type

 Duration 

 Standard 
Fee

 Concession 
Fee

 Medicare 
Rebate*

Standard Gap**

Concession Medicare
Gap**

Private Health
Insurance Gap***

Individual Initial
Standard Psychology
Consultation 
50-60 mins $152.30 $124.80 $84.80 $67.05 $40 Standard or Concession Fee
minus Private Health
Insurance Rebate
Individual Subsequent
Standard Psychology
Consultation 
50-60 mins $152.30 $124.80 $84.80 $67.05 $40 Standard or Concession Fee 
minus Private Health 
​Insurance Rebate
Individual Subsequent
Review Psychology
Consultation 
20-30 mins $105.10 $80.10 $60.10 $45 $25 Standard or Concession Fee 
minus Private Health 
​Insurance Rebate
Couple / Family Therapy
& Counselling
TBA On request On request N/A TBA TBA Standard or Concession Fee 
minus Private Health 
​Insurance Rebate
Group Therapy
& Counselling
TBA On request On request N/A TBA TBA Standard or Concession Fee 
minus Private Health 
​Insurance Rebate

* Refer to "Medicare Rebates"

** The "Gap" amount is the out-of-pocket expense you incur. It is the difference between Our Fee (Standard Fee or Concession Fee) and the amount Medicare Australia or your OSHC provider will refund you.

*** For those with private health insurance that includes rebates for allied health services, the Gap will depend on the rebate amount provided by your insurer. Private health insurance rebates will vary between insurance providers and levels of coverage. Refer to "Private Health Rebates" for more information.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Diet and Nutrition Fees

 Consultation 
Type

 Duration 

 Standard 
Fee

 Concession 
Fee

 Medicare 
Rebate*

 Standard Medicare 
Gap**

 Concession Medicare 
Gap**

Private Health
Insurance
Gap***

Individual Initial
Dietitian Consultation
45 mins $107.95 $87.95 $52.95 $55 $35 Standard or Concession Fee 
minus Private Health 
​Insurance Rebate
Individual Follow-up
Dietitian Consultation
30mins $82.95 $67.95 $52.95 $30 $15 Standard or Concession Fee 
minus Private Health 
​Insurance Rebate
Individual Nutrition
Analysis Consultation
20 mins $67.95 $62.95 $52.95 $15 $10 Standard or Concession Fee 
minus Private Health 
​Insurance Rebate

Physiotheraphy Fees

For more information on Performance Physiotherapy's fees and services, visit www.performancephysiotherapy.com.au

Podiatry Fees

For more information on Podiatry First Sports fees and services, visit www.podiatryfirstsports.com.au

Private Health Rebates

Most private health insurance policies offer rebates for various allied health services through "Extras" cover. The rebate amount is dependent on the type and level of your insurance cover.  If you maintain private health, we recommend you enquire with your insurer to determine the scope of coverage for allied health services, under your policy.  Eligible private health rebates can be claimed at the time of your consultation using our HICAPS system.

Medicare Rebates

Medicare rebates apply to patient's with a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement or Mental Health Care Plan that has been prepared by their GP. An eligible patient needs to have been referred by their GP for the specific allied health services recommended in their care plan. Eligible patients can receive a maximum of 5 allied health consultations per calendar year (up to 10 for Mental Health Care Plan psychology services). Medicare rebates can be claimed at the time of your consultation using our Medicare Easyclaim system (for more information see "Claiming your Medicare Rebate").

Claiming your Medicare Rebate

You no longer need to visit a Medicare office to make a claim.

Medicare Easyclaim allows the rebate to be paid directly into your bank account, immediately following full payment of the consultation (i.e. Our Fee). Simply  register your banking details through Medicare Australia's Online Services and bring along your Medicare card  to your consultation. If your banking details are not registered with Medicare Australia's Online Services, bring a debit card linked to a Savings or Cheque account, so that we can swipe it through our Medicare Easyclaim equipped Eftpos terminal. The Medicare rebate amount is then paid back into your Savings or Cheque account within 10-15 minutes.

For more information about registering your banking details with Medicare, visit Medicare Australia's Online Services at: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-online-services

FAQs

Question: If my GP suggests that I see an allied health professional for my medical condition, but I don't have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement or Mental Health Care Plan, am I still eligible for a rebate under Medicare?

Answer: No. Medicare rebates for allied health services are only offered to those with a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement or Mental Health Care Plan, and where formal GP referral  to an allied health provider has occurred. 

If you are not eligible for a Medicare rebate,  you may be able to claim a rebate from your private health insurer. Private health insurance rebates vary, and depending upon the level and type of coverage one maintains. 

 

Question: How can I find out if my private health insurance includes allied health?

Answer: We recommend checking the details of your private health insurance policy, or contacting your insurer to determine the scope of coverage for allied health services. 

 

Question: Do I need a doctors referral to see an allied health provider?

Answer: A formal GP referral is required if you are seeking to claim a Medicare Rebate for allied health services. This is in addition to your GP preparing a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement or Mental Health Care Plan.

A GP referral is not required if you want to privately engage an allied health provider (i.e. private payment or seeking a rebate through private health insurance).

 

Question: My GP has prepared a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement or Mental Health Care Plan for my medical condition.  What else do I need to see an allied health provider under Medicare?

Answer: You will need a formal referral letter from your GP in order to see an allied health provider under Medicare.

 

Question: Why don't you bulk-bill?

Answer: Bulk-billing is when the provider bills Medicare directly, accepting the Medicare benefit as full payment for the service. We do not routinely bulk-bill, as Globe Medical is privately owned and funded. The overheads incurred are significant due to inner city centre rents and maintaining superior facilities including sophisticated information systems. The fees we set are on the basis of meeting the running costs of our clinic, in combination with what is fair, reasonable and appropriate for the service provided by our team of experts.

 

Question: How do I claim the Medicare Rebate?

Answer: You no longer need to visit a Medicare office to make a claim. Our clinic has Medicare Easyclaim. This is a quick, easy, secure and convenient way to receive your Medicare rebate. If your banking details are registered with Medicare, we are able to transmit the claim to Medicare on your behalf and the rebate will be deposited into your registered bank account. Medicare Easyclaim also lets you claim your rebate on the spot, using our Medicare Easyclaim equipped EFTPOS terminal. Your rebate is paid directly into your cheque or savings account almost immediately (10-15 minutes). This saves you a trip to a Medicare office where you might find yourself in a long queue. For more information regarding Medicare's billing and claiming options, please visit Medicare Australia's Billing and Claiming Options at: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/medicare-services#Billingandclaimingoptions

For more information about registering your banking details with Medicare, visit Medicare Australia's Online Services at:http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-online-services

You can still go to a Medicare office if you choose not to use Medicare Australia's Online Services or Medicare Easyclaim. Alternative claiming options are also available including by mail, over the phone or at a Medicare Australia Access Point. For more information on claiming options for your Medicare rebate, please visit Medicare Australia's billing and claiming options at: www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/medicare-services

 

Question: How do I claim the private health insurance rebate?

Answer: You can claim your private health insurance rebate at the time of your consultation using our HICPAS system. Please remember to bring your valid private health insurance member card with you to your appointment. Alternatively, you can submit your claim directly to your insurance provider.