What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?

  • A referral from your General Practitioner or family doctor is desirable
  • All pertinent reports and test results from your primary care or
    referring physician
  • A list of all medications that you are currently taking

Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
A medical referral is desirable to ensure that you are seeing the appropriate specialist.
It is however essential, if your treatment comes under the medicare guidelines for
treatment of psychological problems.

Not all health insurances will rebate for neuropsychological assessments and therefore
check with your health insurance before making an appointment.

To be eligible for medicare rebate you require a referral from a GP or a referring
physician. The current medicare rebate is $110 per 50 minute consultation for upto
12 visits per year.

How can my family doctor help me to obtain specialist medical care?
Before seeing any medical specialist, it is always preferable to talk to your own family
doctor, who can discuss your condition with you and advise on whether any specialist
care is appropriate. If it is, he or she can help you to choose the specialist best suited
to your needs. Your family doctor can help the specialist to care for you better by
providing relevant information about your health. Communicating with the specialist
will also enable your family doctor to care for you better during and after your
specialist treatment.

© Dr. Wayne Reid, Clinical Neuropsychologist Sydney Australia