All outpatient services eg. Antenatal checkups or gynaecological and procedural consultations performed in the clinic, attract a fee. This fee is required to be paid in full at the time of your consultation. The receipt you receive for this payment is then electronically sent to Medicare and a portion will be refunded into your bank account.
In order for this refund to occur, you must be Medicare eligible, your details with Medicare must be up to date including your bank account, and you must have a valid referral from your GP.
All care given without a current referral will not be eligible for a Medicare rebate.
A REFERRAL CANNOT BE BACKDATED.
A referral from a GP is valid for 12 months from your initial attendance.
A referral from another Specialist is valid for 3 months from your initial attendance.
All hospital and inpatient services are funded by 3 components:
Medicare + Health Fund + Gap Contribution (your out of pocket expenses that you will pay yourself).
A two way claiming system is in place whereby your account receipt can be submitted to your Health Fund who will then claim from Medicare on your behalf, add to this their portion, and then release the final rebate.
You will receive an Estimate of Medical Fees prior to your scheduled procedure and this signed document along with our terms and conditions forms a binding agreement.
When considering your medical expenses, please note that we can only provide an estimate for our services. The estimate does not include unexpected findings at surgery which could necessitate longer operative times, or services provided by others involved in your care
eg. Anaesthetist, paediatrician, pathology or radiology services.
It is advisable that once you receive your Estimate of Medical Fees for inpatient services, you contact your health fund and clarify the benefits you will receive.
Lisa will handle all your enquiries with sensitivity and attention to detail. She ensures the smooth running of the clinic and is the friendly face welcoming you to all your appointments.