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Is my child too young for an appointment?

Psychological Services: If your child is having difficulties, it is best to get help whatever their age. If your child is under four, the initial appointment will be with the parents (rather than the child) to discuss the various issues in detail. A strategy will then be suggested for how best to move forward with the child and parents.

Educational Services: Most learning difficulties do not present until a child is at or nearing school age. As such, the Temple Clinic rarely sees children under 4 years in this capacity, unless there are obvious problems.

What can I expect when I book an appointment for educational services?

What can I expect when I book an appointment for a psychologist?

How do I book an appointment?

You can book online, by phone, or in person at the Armidale Temple Clinic. Click here for more information

How much will an appointment cost?

Cost will vary depending on the length of your appointment and the specialisation. Please call or email if you would like the price confirmed for your situation prior to booking. As a general rule of thumb:

Psychological services
Price per hour: $120 - $160
First appointment will take 1.5 hours.
Further consultations are 1 hour long.
Six sessions are generally recommended as a minimum to effect change in your life.
Note: These fees are substantially less than the Australian Psychological Society recommended minimum of $192 per hour.

Psychometric & Educational services
Price per hour: $160-$180
Initial Assessment will take 2 hours.
Gifted & Talented Assessment will take 3 hours.
Further Consultations (if necessary) are 1 hour long.

Assessment summary
Standard report
$175- $225
Extended report 
$300 or more
Brief supplementary
Telephone Consultation
$40 per 15 mins/ $160 per hour
Custom made Irlen Lenses

The minimum appointment length for an in-office consultation is half an hour, for which the fee is $80.00.

Payment is due at the time of the appointment/order. Cash, cheque and bank deposit are accepted by both clinics. Mastercard, Visa, and Bankcard are additionally accepted in Armidale (N.B. when paying by Credit Card there is a surcharge to cover the bank's 4.83% merchant fee).

Please note: fees quoted do not include gst.

Are there any rebates available?

The Temple Clinic is a recognised provider for several schemes run by other organisations. Please talk to your G.P. or private Healthcare Provider to find out more about the below.

a) For Mental Health Counselling:
(Eg. Depression, Eating Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Stress, Child Behaviour & Parenting)

Ask your GP if you are eligible for a referral and you may be entitled to a Medicare Benefit of $75 per session. Once you have this referral, you will pay the full fee to the Temple Clinic at time of appointment, then take the receipt to Medicare to gain $75 back per session.

Health Care Card
If you hold a Health Care Card, ask your doctor about the Division of General Practice Mental Health Scheme to see if you are eligible for this fee-free scheme.

Private Healthcare     
Most major funds cover psychological therapy. Check with your Health Care Provider to see what is included in your plan.

b) For Irlen Lenses:
Most major health funds cover Irlen Lenses through their ancillary plans. Check with your Health Care Provider to see what is included in your plan.

What if I need to cancel or change my appointment?

  • Please contact us by phone (02 6772 9686) or email (admin@templeclinic.com.au) as soon as possible to avoid an Unkept-Appointment Fee.         
  • Appointments under 2 hours require notice of at least 1 working day.
  • Appointments 2 hours or longer require notice of at least 3 working days.
  • An Unkept-Appointment Fee is charged when inadequate notification has been given to the Temple Clinic, if there are no extenuating circumstances, and may be equal to the cost of the scheduled appointment.
  • The Temple Clinic regrets the need for this fee, but must recoup the expense of “dead time” arising from unkept appointments.
  • This Fee is easily avoided by simply attending your appointment, or by giving plenty of notice when you need to cancel or postpone.