Depending on the nature of your appointment e.g. initial consult or review, will determine the time needed for your consultation.
Generally an initial consultation is longer as there is more information to discuss and in can be between 15-30 minutes in duration.
A review consultation can be between 10 – 20 minutes – if longer is needed then that will be managed on a case by case basis.
If it is your first visit or a review visit – please ensure you have a current referral from either your GP or Medical Specialist. If you do not have a current referral then Medicare will not give you the Medicare rebate meaning you will be out of pocket for the entire consulting fee.
GP referrals are usually valid for 12 months (unless otherwise stated by the referrer)
Specialist referrals are usually for 3 months
An initial consultation is $210.00 with $76.15 back from Medicare
(if you have a valid referral and Medicare card)
Pension rate is $160.00 with $76.15 back from Medicare
A review consultation is $110.00 with $38.25 back from Medicare
(if you have a valid referral and Medical card)
Pension rate for review is $90.00 with $38.25 back from Medicare
Out of Pocket Fees
Our Doctors fees are in line with the AMA recommended fee schedule. However, we operate at 15% less than this recommended fee set by the AMA. If you are having surgery you will be provided with your out of pocket cost (Informed Financial Consent) prior to confirming your surgery date.
There may also be a gap fee for the Anaesthetist and the Surgical Assistant. They will advise you directly prior to your surgery if there are any out of pocket expenses to pay.
You may also be required to pay for any pre-operative investigations such as xrays or scans.
If you can’t attend please contact the rooms so that we can reschedule your appointment and use the appointment time for another patient. If you do not cancel the appointment and do not attend on the day there is a $95.00 cancellation fee applicable.