Appointments with Jaime Parnell
Session appointments are 55 minutes long and the cost of the initial session is $210. A pack will be sent out before your first appointment which is to be completed and bought along to the first session. Each subsequent appointments are $180 per session in office; or $210 per session for in school. Outreach service $200 per session- Outreach covers Gladstone, Biloela.Government or third party $225 per session.
FAMILIES CAN USE THEIR FUNDING PACKAGE TO SEE JAIME WHEN USING THE BETTER START OR HELPING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM FUNDING. THE COSTS FOR THESE PROGRAMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS.
Assessments start at $250 per hour and have a minimum of 3 hours and a report fee.
Appointments are available from 9:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday, depending on the location.
Cancellation fees apply for cancelled sessions with less than 24 hours notice (50%) and full fees apply with no notice.
GPs can refer clients to Jaime for assistance with a range of DSM-5 diagnoses under a Mental Health Treatment Plan. GPs are welcome to contact Jaime with any questions or concerns.
Collaborative care under Medicare
For clients with a GP Mental Health Care Plan a rebate is available at the time of session and can be claimed for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. This involves a review with your GP after 6 sessions and a further referral. Private health funds may provide a rebate for some of the session fee, please contact your provider.
Upon receiving a referral with a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP, the office will contact the client and arrange an initial appointment. Following this initial session, a letter will be sent to the GP notifying them of the assessment and the proposed treatment plan. At the conclusion of the first 6 sessions, Jaime will send the client back to the GP and send the GP a report updating them on the treatment progress and making recommendations for ongoing management. Should the client need more sessions, Jaime will make this suggestion in the report and the GP can review the client and send a re-referral letter should they concur. Jaime will send the GP an updated report at the conclusion of therapy.