The specialists at our centre's do privately bill and there is likely to be additional out-of-pocket expenses associated with your consutlation, investigations, procedures (including injections) and consumables.
It is important that you understand what the cost of any consultations, diagnostic investigations, pathology and procedures may cost. Please ensure you discuss this with our friendly team at the time of making an appointment. The fees charged are at the sole discretion of each Ophthalmologist.
Medicare Rebate Amount
Review (subsequent) consultation
Medicare Rebate Amount
Injection (one eye)
injection (two eyes)
Tests, procedures and laser fees
Please be advised that any fees for procedures, tests and lasers are not covered by your private health. A Medicare rebate will apply except for consumables e.g. eye patches. To ensure that you are informed about any costs, please ask our team prior to your appointment.
It is likely that there will be additional out-of-pocket expenses associated with your hospital admission, surgeon fee, anaesthetist, lenses and dispensed medicines.
If you do require admission to a hospital, you will be provided with a quote for the procedure. You will need to contact the anaesthetist to ascertain their fees. The hospital will contact you prior to your date of admisison to advise you what out of pocket costs need to be paid on arrival (gap). Generally, the hospital will conduct an eligibility check directly with your health fund to ensure that your health insurance does cover the date of admission. However, it is the responsiiblity of the patient to confirm direct with their health fund to ensure that the level of cover is appropriate for the procedure.
In the event that your private health cover has lapsed, or you do not have the appropriate funds available to cover all costs associated with the procedure, your surgery may be cancelled. This is at the sole discretion of each hospital and the surgeon (Ophthalmologist).
Private health funds (hospital admissions)
Your private health fund needs to have an agreement with the hospital at which your procedure is being performed in order for you to be covered. Not all private funds have agreements with all hospitals. Please ensure that you have phoned your private health fund and confirmed that:
You are covered for the cost of the procedure
Your health cover is valid for the date of the procedure
Your health fund has an agreement with the hospital
You know what you excess will be payable on admission
You know what any gap cost will be that you will need to pay
It is the sole responsibility of the patient to confirm that they have the correct health insurance and have funds to pay for any costs associated with the hospital admission, medications, gaps, surgeon's fees, anaesthetist fees, etc.