Referrals are required prior to consultations from your referring doctor. A referral informs the doctor what treatment you require and is also necessary to be able to claim Medicare benefits.
Depending on your treatment you can submit claims to Medicare and/or your private health fund after you receive an itemised account.
If you have had surgery, you will normally receive an itemised account in the post about 2-3 days after your operation.
It is our practice policy to prepay 1 week prior to your operation. Many contributing factors need to be arranged for your surgery to proceed and this payment confirms your surgery booking.
Generally no as the doctor will need to consider your medical history, consent and plan your proposed treatment. After you have had your consultation, our staff will explain any costs involved and arrange for surgery if required.
Your consultation will be between $80 – $140 depending on the type of appointment required and is payable at the time of consultation. Any further treatment or Xrays will be an additional cost.
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, EFTPOS, Bank Cheque and Personal cheque. Unfortunately we do not accept direct bank deposits. (Please note: All personal cheques must be received 10 days prior to surgery in order for the cheque to clear)
An estimate will be given before any surgical procedure is performed. Patients are required to pay the whole amount one week prior to surgery.
All surgery bookings and cancellations are made through our office. We notify the hospital and anaesthetist on your behalf. Please call Adelaide head office on 08 8223 7277
Contact the hospital ONE DAY PRIOR to your surgery, to obtain your fasting and admission time
Central Districts Hospital – 08 8250 4111
Gawler Private Hospital – 08 8521 2000
Mt Barker DSM Hospital – 08 8393 1777
Parkwynd Hospital – 08 8223 3294
Port Augusta Hospital – 08 8668 7500
Port Pirie Hospital – 08 8638 4500
South Coast District Hospital – 08 8552 0500
Tennyson Day Centre Hospital – 08 8292 2331
Wakefield Hospital – 08 8405 3333
Whyalla Hospital – 08 8648 8300
Contact the hospital ONE DAY PRIOR to your surgery, for exact fasting details. As a general rule fasting includes: NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK at least 6 hours prior to your scheduled surgery. This includes NO: food, water, chewing gum, mints, etc. If you are taking medications and are unsure if you should stop taking them, please contact your anaesthetist on the phone number given.