Fees

We collect fees for some of our services so we can provide ongoing support to you.

We have adopted the fee structure recommended by our funding bodies, which is based on household income level.

The fees listed below are a guide only. You will be informed of the fees, by phone and/or in writing at the time of referral or when you start receiving a service.

You have the right to ask for your fee level to be changed because of your circumstances. You will not be denied services if you are not able to pay. If you have any concerns about fees, speak to our staff.

Individual appointments

 

Low income

Medium income

High income

Adult

$9.80 per consultation

$15.00 per consultation

$98.90 per consultation

Child

Free

$15.00 per consultation

*Capped at $15.00.
Rate does not apply to high income.

$72.00 per hour

Wellness at Home:
Linkages

Under 64 years
(50 years and under for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

Fee will be based on the relevant Home and Community Care (HACC) activity provided as part of a package. Refer to the HACC program manual.

If there are no HACC activities, a minimum charge of $10 per week will apply.

Wellness at Home:
Home Care Packages

An income assessed fee as determined by Centrelink may be charged, subject to the outcome.

No basic daily fee will be charged.

No exit fees will apply from 27 February 2017.

Wellness at Home:
Home Care Packages

Full cost recovery (levels 1-4)

  • Social groups $90.00 per session (package levels 1-4)
  • Health services $98.90 per consultation (package levels 1-4)

Aged care
Respite: In-home or community

$3.00 per hour
+ 60¢ per km

$5.00 per hour
+ 60¢ per km

$45.00 per hour
+ 60¢ per km

Aged care
Respite: centre-based

$10.00 per day
+ transport cost

$10.00 per day
+ transport cost

$19.00 per hour
+ transport cost

Dental
Adult

$27.00 per visit
(general care – max. $104.00 per course of care)

$26.50 per visit
(emergency treatment)

$65.50 per denture
(capped at $126.00)

Dental
Children

Free for:

  • Anyone 0-12 years
  • 13-17 years with concession card
  • 13-17 years without concession card – via
    Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
    Note: Eligibility Requirements

Group sessions

Service

Low income range

Medium income range

High income range

Health services
Exercise and education groups

 $7.50 per session

  $7.50 per session

  $7.50 per session

Children's health
Groups

Free with Health Care Card

 $7.00 per session

 $7.00 per session

Social groups*

Under 64 years
(50 years and under for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

$10.00 per day
(meal included)

$13.60 per hour
(Core) 

$17.00 per hour
(High)

Social groups*

65 years and over
(50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

$10.00 per day
(meal included)

$19.00 per hour
(plus cost of meal if bought from another source)

Education
Puberty and human relations

Eligible individuals should apply for funding through their NDIS package.

Call 1300 637 744 to find out more.

Respite
Children and young people

Fee will depend on the nature of the activity and program guidelines.

*Fees for clients with a Home Care Package or funded under TAC & Workcover will be charged full cost recovery, as determined by Merri Health.