On completion of the consultation, you will be issued with an invoice and required to pay at the time of the visit. You may pay by cash, EFTPOS or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). For EFTPOS payments we can process the Medicare Rebate immediately if your Medicare details are at hand.

Remember to bring…

  • Your referral letter (without this you may not be able to claim the full Medicare rebate)
  • Both past and recent x-rays and scans

Health fund coverage

It is important to note that not all procedures are covered by all health funds. Please contact your health fund prior to surgery to ensure that your procedure is covered in your policy. Our team can assist you with this.

Estimate of medical fees

Our Practice goes to great lengths to ensure our patients are informed of the associated surgical medical expenses. We encourage our patients to discuss these costs with a team member from our practice before your procedure date to be sure you understand what you will be liable to pay. The estimate of fees will be provided to you prior to your elective surgery.

Sometimes in an emergency and out of normal business hours it is not always possible to give an estimate of fees prior to surgery. This can be provided the next business day. Unless specified, the estimate refers only to the fees charged by this practice (including surgical assist fees). It does NOT cover services provided by other doctors, including radiologists, anesthetists, and pathologists, nor other costs associated with your stay in the hospital (e.g. accommodation, pharmacy, and physiotherapy).

Please be aware that this is an estimate only and the actual costs may differ from the estimate due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the procedure. In this instance it may be necessary to arrange additional medical services which you will be held liable to pay.