Fees and costs

As a community health organisation cohealth aims to provide services at little or no cost. Find out if you need to pay a fee for accessing cohealth services and how much it will cost.

How much will cohealth services cost me?

Fees or co-payments for services are based on income and may also be determined by government funded programmes such as such as Home and Community Care (HACC), Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Fees and co-payments are based on the Centrelink standards for low, medium and high incomes and are discussed with clients at the time of making an appointment or going on to a waiting list.

Below is a summary of cohealth’s fees or co-payments schedule for both individual appointments and group activities.

Low income

Free

Medium income

Free

High income or package clients

Initial consultation (90 minutes)
$210

Standard/subsequent consultation
$85 – 30 min

$140 – 60 min

$210 – 90 min

Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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General dental care

Children and young people:

  • Free for children aged 0-12 years
  • Free for adolescents aged 13-17 years (if they or their parents hold a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card; or are eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule)

Adults 18 years and over:

  • $29.50 fee per visit, to a maximum of $118 for a general course of care (includes an examination and all general dental treatment except dentures)
  • Free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Emergency dental care

  • Free for children and adolescents under 18 years old
  • $29.50 flat fee for adults aged 18 years and over for an emergency course of care (includes assessment and treatment of the tooth, gum or denture that is causing pain)

Denture care

  • $70.50 per denture, capped at $141 for upper and lower dentures.

Specialist care

  • Fees for specialist services will be dependent on the treatment provided.
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Low income

$10 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $5/$8 per session

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $5/$8 per session

High income or package clients

Initial consultation (60 minutes)
$140

Standard/subsequent consultation

$85 – 30 min

$140 – 60 min

$210 – 90 min

Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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Low income

$10 per consultation
Free for children of low income families
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income or package clients

Initial consultation (60 minutes)
$140

Subsequent/standard consultation
$85 – 30 min

$140 – 60 min

$210 – 90 min

Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session 

Non-attendance fee

75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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On weekdays, services are bulk billed for

  • Centrelink concession card holders
  • Dept Veteran’s Affairs card holders
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers

On weekends, services come at a cost of a $25 co-payment. The full cost will be between $40 and $160. You will get this back except for $25.

While we try our best to keep services free or low cost, weekend fees are necessary to support and sustain our not-for-profit services. If you are unable to pay, please call us and we will organise a weekday appointment for you.

All other clients

A co-payment of $25 per visit. A co-payment of $45 per visit on weekends.

We can claim a Medicare rebate for you after you pay the full cost of the visit. The full cost will be between $40 and $160. You will get this back except for $25.

Clients who do not hold a Medicare card will be required to pay the full amount on the day, no rebate applies.

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Low income

Adults – $10 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session
Children – free for children of low income families

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income or package clients

Initial Consultation (60 minutes) – $140

Subsequent/standard consultation

$85 – 30 min
$140 – 60 min
$210 – 90 min
Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Non-attendance fee – 24 hour notice required
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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Low income

$10 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income or package clients

Initial consultation (90 minutes)
$140– at cohealth centre
$280 – at home

Standard/subsequent consultation
$85 – 30 min
$140 – 60 min
$210 – 90 min
Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Home visit loading (travel)
$1.00/km

Report writing

SWEP report -$210
Office of housing letter – $70

Completion of drawings for modification works:
$70 (up to two diagrams)
$140 (up to four diagrams)
$210 (5 or more diagrams)

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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Low income

Free for children of low income families

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income or package clients

Individual therapy
$140 per hour

Follow Up

$85 – 30 mins
Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Comprehensive Assessment
$280 per hour

Written Report
$100

Home or Kinder Visit
$200 per hour

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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Low income

Adults – $10 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session
Children – Free for children of low income families

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups- face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income or package clients

Initial Consultation $140 per hour

Follow Up Consultation / Review

$85 – 30 min
$140 – 60 min
$210 – 90 min
Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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Low income

Adults – $10 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session
Children – Free for children of low income families

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups- face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income or package clients

Initial Consultation
$103.50 per hour

Follow Up Consultation / Review

$75 – 30 min
$103.50 – 60 min
$125 – 90 min
Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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Low income

Free for children of low income families

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income or package clients

Individual therapy
$140 per hour

Follow Up

$85 (30 mins)
Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Comprehensive Assessment
$210 per hour

Written Report
$100

Home or Kinder Visit
$210 per hour

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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Low income

Free for children of low income families

Medium income

$16 per consultation
Groups – face to face/virtual $8/$5 per session

High income

Individual therapy
$140 per hour

Follow Up

$85 (30 mins)
Groups – face to face/virtual $20/$15 per session

Comprehensive Assessment
$210 per hour

Written Report
$100

Home or Kinder Visit
$210 per hour

Non-attendance fee
75% of appointment cost – 24 hour notice required

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About us

cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.

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