What should I bring to the assessment?
- A referral from your doctor/health practitioner or case manager is usually required. If the assessment is conducted for medicolegal purposes, a letter of instruction from your insurance provider or solicitor will be required.
- If available, you should bring any reports that would be relevant to the neuropsychological assessment (eg. reports from specialists, hospital discharge summaries, reports of any brain scans).
- You should also bring reading glasses and/or a hearing aid, if you use them.
How long will it take?
The time required for neuropsychological assessment varies. Most assessments require about two to three hours (including interview and breaks). Medicolegal assessments are more detailed and some may take four to five hours. In some cases, assessments can be conducted across two sessions.
What does it cost?
Fees vary according to the nature of the assessment. Please contact Dr Hepner for further information. At present, Medicare does not cover the cost of a neuropsychological assessment. Some private health funds offer partial rebates and the client should check with their health fund. DVA eligible clients may qualify for bulk billing (subject to DVA approval).