We encourage inquiries regarding our fees and the Medicare rebates available prior to the consultation date. The cost of providing a high quality specialist medical service is not fully covered by Medicare and there will be out-of-pocket expenses for the consultations and any injections if required. At the time of making an appointment, an Informed Financial Consent form will be forwarded to you listing the current fees and rebates. We will ask you to confirm that you have read this by signing and returning the document.
Private health insurance organisations cover only costs that are incurred as a hospital inpatient. They do not cover medical consultations outside of a hospital
An initial consultation is usually 30-45 minutes and a subsequent consultation is generally 15-20 minutes. If you consider your condition to be ‘complex’ please advise this at the time of your appointment.
Unlike appointments in General Practice, the fee schedule for a rheumatologist is not based on time, but on the complexity of the issues to be addressed.
All accounts are payable immediately after the consultation.
Cancellation and Non-attendance Policy
Once an appointment has been made a definite time is set aside exclusively for you.
We require 48 hours week day notification of cancellation by phone on 9534 9495 or email otherwise the full fee for the consultation is payable. Please note cancellation of an appointment on a Friday afternoon for a Monday appointment will not be accepted.
The full consultation fee will be charged to your credit card if you fail to attend your appointment.
For further information regarding fees and our policy for cancellation of appointments please contact the Administrative Office on 03 9534 9495