Estimated Fee Schedules

Private Clinic Consultations

  • Fees are payable on the day of the service. (Credit Card, Eftpos, Cash)

  • Private Health Insurance companies do not pay for outpatient consultations. 

  • Medicare rebates are available IF you are eligible AND you have a valid doctor’s referral letter addressed to Mr Alex Wong prior to the appointment

  • Our Office may process your medicare rebate electronically and if successfully transmitted, you will receive your funds within 3-5 working days.

  • Reduced fees for pensioners and health care card holders are available only with a valid card.

 

Clinic Consultation Fees 2017:

Initial consultation 30 min – $135.00 (Medicare rebate $72.75)

Prolonged Initial Consultation - $190.00 (Medicare rebate $72.75)

Review consultation 15 min – $75.00 (Medicare rebate $36.55)

Prolonged Review Consultation - $95.00 (Medicare rebate $72.75)

Reduced Rate Consultation Fees 2017 - if eligible:

Initial consultation – $100 (Medicare rebate $72.75)

Review consultation – $60 (Medicare rebate $36.55)

Surgical Procedures in PRIVATE Hospitals

For Insured Patients

1. Surgeon's Fee

Fees vary for each procedure and will be discussed at your consultation.

Your private health insurance and Medicare Australia will cover the majority of the Surgeon's fees.

However, there may be a ‘Gap Fee’ (out-of-pocket) payable to Mr Alex Wong, of up to $500.

 

2. Hospital Fee

Private hospitals may require payment depending on your level of insurance cover. Please check with the hospital at the time of admission.

 

3. Anaesthetic Fee

Fees vary for each procedure. Your private health insurance and Medicare Australia will cover part of the Anaesthetic fees. However, often there is a ‘Gap Fee’ payable to the nominated anaesthetist. Their office will provide you a quote.

 

4. Pathology and Radiology Services

Any blood tests, biopsy and/or surgical specimens and scans related to your admission / procedure will be sent for analysis and reporting. You will receive an invoice from the respective pathology/ radiology service.

For Medicare-Eligible, Non-insured Patients

It is not encouraged but it is possible to have your procedure done at a Private Hospital. We can arrange a quotation of Surgeon's Fee, where the full amount is payable PRIOR to the procedure date. Our office will issue you a receipt after the procedure which you can submit to Medicare to claim your rebate.

 

You will receive separate quotations for the Hospital Fee and Anesthetic Fee.

 

**Please be advised that there is a possibility of further unforseen costs if your admission is prolonged or if you require additional procedures than what was planned. The total cost can be larger than expected and could become a financial burden.

 

Surgical Procedures in PUBLIC Hospitals

For Medicare-Eligible, Non-insured Patients and Insured Patients

There is no 'Gap Fee' applicable to all patients. However, no guarantee can be provided that Mr Alex Wong will perform the procedure. Your preferred date of procedure may not always be accommodated due to the nature of the public hospital waiting list.

A Valid Referral Letter is Required

 

Please be advised that a valid referral letter to Mr Alex Wong is required from your General Practitioner or Specialist dated PRIOR to your

  • initial appointment and

  • any subsequent review appointments and

  • any surgical procedures

 

It is recommended that you see your General Practitioner and request a referral letter addressed to Mr Alex Wong for 12 months or an indefinite period. A valid referral will allow

  1. Mr Wong to review your progress for as long as it is deemed necessary.

  2. Enables you to claim Medicare Benefits.

  3. Enables our office to process your Medicare Claims after a procedure

 

If you do not have a valid referral, you cannot make a claim from Medicare. You may also receive an invoice from our office after your procedure.

 

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