appointments, referrals and rebates

APPOINTMENTS

Brain and Mind Psychology is located in Sydney’s  CBD and open on Monday and Thursday with appointments scheduled every hour.  Dr Nicola Gates also has a clinic in Mosman on Wednesdays. Research days are Tuesday and Friday.

Make an appointment or  Email nicolagates@brainandmindpsychology.com or by phoning the clinic directly on 0412 342 912.  Address: Suite 407, Level 4, St James Trust Building, 185 Elizabeth Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000


REFERRALS

Dr Nicola Gates is a registered provider with Medicare, WorkCover, Private Insurers and Veteran Affairs.  Referrals to Brain and Mind Psychology are accepted from GP’s, Psychiatrists and other Health Professionals.

Referrals can easily be made by completing the REFERRAL FORM which can also be downloaded to fax (02) 9969 3302 or email nicolagates@brainandmindpsychology.com or by phoning the clinic directly on 0412 342 912.


REBATES

As Dr Gates is a registered psychologist and therapist you may be entitled for a rebate under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or refund under your Private Health Funds or WorkCover.

In accordance with the MBS you are entitled to 10 individual psychology sessions per calendar year with a referral from your General Practitioner or Psychiatrist.  Please obtain a referral in the form of a Medical Health Care Plan prior to your first appointment.

Private Health Funds may cover psychology services under ancillary benefits.  Please check with your health funds to determine your entitlement and what you can claim each year.


FEES

Fees for each service are payable at the completion of each session.  Fees are commensurate with the Australian Psychological Society recommended rates and change annually in line with CPI and industry guidelines.


CANCELLATIONS

I appreciate a minimum of 2 days’ notice if you need to reschedule or cancel to avoid incurring a fee of the full hourly rate as it is rarely possible to fill a cancelled appointment at short notice.