Anyone can consult with a psychologist without a referral. However, when discussing their symptoms with general practitioners, many clients are referred to psychologists through the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative, the purpose of which is providing psychological treatment for eligible clients. Gps develop a Mental Health Care Plan for those clients which is provided to their psychologist. These plans give clients eligibility for Medicare rebates.
Dr. Nicole Williams and Dr Brooke Ferguson are Clinical Psychologists. As such, clients referred from a general practitioner with a Mental Health Care Plan who consult with them receive the largest Medicare rebate available for psychology. Rebates can be processed on the spot. A gap payment will also be required. Concession rates are available for full time tertiary students and those with health care cards. Videoconferencing is also available, however, neither Medicare nor private health insurers provide rebates for this service at this time. Please contact reception on 8210 9443 to determine applicable fees.
Private health insurance providers also provide rebates depending upon type of cover. Please contact your provider for rebate details. However, private health rebates cannot be used in conjunction with Medicare rebates for the same session (i.e. one or the other may be used).
Dr. Nicole Williams provides Non-directive Pregnancy Counselling with Medicare rebates. These rebates are available with a referral from a doctor (including obstetricians) for individuals who have been pregnant in the past 12 months. Three sessions with these rebates are available without the need for a Mental Health Care Plan. Reception can provide further information.
For further information please contact our friendly reception on 8210 9443 or email@example.com.
*Please note due to expansion we are now consulting from Suite 18/ 50 Hutt Street, Adelaide (East Adelaide Medical Centre). Free street parking is available on East Terrace (behind the building) and on Flinders St East (bordering the building). Please note entry to these roads is via Wakefield St or Bartels Rd. Ticket parking is also available directly in front of the building on Hutt St.
East Adelaide Medical Centre
50 Hutt Street, Adelaide
South Australia, 5000
Ph: (08) 8210 9443
Fax: (08) 8125 6660