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Dr Tudor is fully booked until early December 2019. Sincere apologies if you have previously made contact and have not yet received a response. Please notify Dr Tudor regarding this with a follow up Email.
*Due to large numbers of current clients and their follow up needs, Dr Tudor’s books are closed for couples therapy and those with chronic pain conditions.
From December 2019, Dr Tudor will give priority bookings to people who have gender/sexual orientation concerns, physical sexual functioning / ‘performance’ concerns (e.g. erections) or arousal (orgasm, premature ejaculation/PE, delayed ejaculation) concerns. If these apply to you, please fill out the Website Request Form. Please indicate in your Email to Dr Tudor the effect that your sexual concern is having on your emotional or mental health. A reply may take several days or up to a week or more, particularly during Dr Tudor’s upcoming weeks on conference leave. Please therefore feel welcome to Email Dr Tudor again if you are wondering about the time frame of her availability to reply or to offer an appointment . See below regarding ’emergency situations’.
Consulting days (office hours only) are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Skype consultations can be arranged, however, this form of consultation does not attract a Medicare rebate – therefore Skyping involves a greater out of pocket cost compared to face to face consultations.
From February 2018 fees will rise slightly for the first time in 3 years.
Initial appointments generally need to be longer than subsequent sessions.
A 75 minute initial appointment is $270.
A 90 minute initial appointment is $320.
Subsequent 60 min sessions are $240.
If the appointment goes beyond 60 minutes, each extra 15 minute consulting period will cost a further $50.
All Medicare Card holders are eligible for a Medicare Rebate of $108.85 (one person) – $119.45 (a couple) per session depending on the number of people attending.
A portion of discounted appointments are available for people who hold a Health Care Card and are in receipt of Centrelink payments.
Please keep in mind that, following the receipt of your Medicare rebate, the out of pocket cost will be in the long run a modest amount well spent. Dr Tudor’s medical sexology knowledge and 27 years of sex and relationships therapy experience enable her to help people efficiently. Follow up appointments are usually required (particularly for couples) but are optional and can be planned to maximise her assistance whilst keeping your costs to a minimum.
Some people may feel uncomfortable speaking about sexual issues with their family GP. As you are entitled to receive a Medicare rebate when you consult with Dr Tudor, you do not need a referral from your doctor. A Mental Health Care Plan is NOT required.
Bulk billing is not available.
In matters of your general health Dr Tudor is unable to treat you in the capacity of your own GP. She is more than happy to work with your GP and communicate with them regarding suggested investigations to ensure that you receive the best possible care and follow up.
Whilst your health is a priority, Dr Tudor is not available all office hours or after office hours. You can Email Dr Tudor if you are emotionally distressed about of the above-mentioned concerns that she can currently offer help for – but several days may be needed for a response. If you feel your situation needs immediate and urgent attention, your GP is an excellent first point of call. If you believe you have an urgent mental health concern, the Mental Health Triage Service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their number is: 13 14 65.
There are other options for urgent help:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
For emergencies including thoughts of suicide, it is vital that you phone 000 to receive immediate medical attention.
Privacy – explained by Dr Marie Tudor
I take the privacy of my clients extremely seriously. No private information including name, contact details, nature of therapy or details of what is discussed in my sessions will ever be made public.
There are several situations which are exempt from this policy due to legal or ethical reasons.
- If I suspect imminent threat to life or safety of yourself or others I am legally required to report this.
- I am legally required to report suspected or known abuse of a person under the age of 18.
- I am legally required to release your records if presented with a court order.
I understand that things may come up and that you may need to change our session times. Whilst I am happy to accommodate your needs please note that I require 24 office hours’ notice for a cancellation or rescheduling. To cover costs, a late cancellation fee ($100 + GST = $110) applies unless there are exceptional circumstances (e.g. the provision of a medical certificate or an emergency).