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Garden City Therapy is in Nassau County of Long Island nearby Franklin Square, Floral Park, Mineola, Hempstead, New Hyde Park, Carle Place, Uniondale, Westbury, and also serves: Merrick, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Oceanside and Long Beach. Office is located close to the LIRR. 

Michelle Ambalu, Lcsw and group are therapists in Garden City, NY providing adult, child and teen counseling. We are licensed social workers and psychotherapists who specializes in Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders and Relational Issues. We accept most Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield , Fidelis and Optum United Healthcare insurance plans. We can also help NYSHIP clients with their out of network benefits. If you have another insurance you can ask us for guidance in what to ask your insurance company to receive potential reimbursement from them.

We accept most Fidelis, Empire BCBS, UMR, Cigna, Magnacare, Healthfirst, Optum, Oxford, and UnitedHealthcare (including community plan) insurances. Your insurance may cover part or all of the fee. Once you provide your information we can check if your exact plan is covered. 

           The out of pocket fee per therapy session (if no coverage) is $80.

Out of Network Plans:
If you have a different insurance, you can ask us for direction on how to find out about your out of network benefits to obtain potential reimbursement from your insurer.  We commonly work with NYSHIP Empire Plan out of network. 

Current Clients/Billing Inquiries:
If you are a current client and have billing questions related to your insurance please email or call 516 828 2622 ext. 202. It is preferable that you email with any details you have so we can look into it and contact your insurance if needed. Please note we do not provide 'live answer' service and you you will receive a response in a few business days. 

For general questions related to charges please send an email with the details to Please note we do not provide 'live answer' service and you you will receive a response in 1-2 business days.
Thank  you.

List of insurance plans we are in network with:

Essential Plan 
Fully Integrated Duals Advantage
Medicaid Managed Care 
Medicare Advantage Dual Advantage 
Medicaid Advantage Plus
Metal-Level Products

Open Access Plus
Many employer selected plans 
and more

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Contracted with most commercial PPO, EPO, POS local plans
Federal Employee Program NY
Many Excellus Plans
Blue Access (Employer-Sponsored)-NY
Connection (Employer-Sponsored)-NY
Medical (Employer-Sponsored)
Blue Access Network Empire EPO-NY
Connection (BlueHPN)-NY
Connection Network Empire EPO-NY
Empire POS-NY
National Blue High Performance Network (BlueHPN Non-Tiered)
National Blue High Performance Network (BlueHPN Tiered)
National PPO (BlueCard PPO Basic)
and more

(most managed Medicaid plans accepted)

Optum - Oxford, UnitedHealthcare
UHC Community Plan Medicaid
United HealthCare ChoicePlus
Oxford Freedom Network
Optum UnitedHealthcare
and more

family under umbrella
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