Q.    Do I need a referral?

A.    Yes, a referral is required from a medical practitioner in order for you to claim a rebate from Medicare for your consultation.

 

Q.    Do you Bulk Bill?

A.    This is a private practice therefore there are costs involved for consultations and treatment, however some of our specialists do offer bulk billing on a case by case basis. Our fee structure is available from Reception, and will be provided to you when an appointment is made.

 

Q.    Do I need Private Health Insurance for surgery?

A.    Not necessarily. Some surgery can be performed as direct access to the public free of charge through the Ararat (Breast and General Surgery) and Stawell (Gynae Surgery) Hospitals to appropriate patients.

We also offer the possibility of “private to pay surgery”. This means we will provide you with an estimate of costs after your consultation has occurred and the appropriate surgery (and MBS item numbers) have been determined.

However, as a private Practice it is preferred that our patients are privately insured and we would encourage you to be aware of your level of cover, if you have exclusions, waiting periods, or any excess to pay. Please check with your fund before your appointment.

 

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