We understand it is important to know about all aspects of your appointment, including your fees…
Initial consultation fee at ENT Surgeons of Melbourne is $220 with additional charges for any diagnostic testing or treatment that may need to be carried out during the consultation which may increase your fee up to $450. Follow-up appointments are charged at $120.
As a private specialist clinic we are unable to offer bulk billed medical services.
If you have your referral, you will receive a partial Medicare rebate. Your private health fund does not provide a rebate on these services.
Paying for your service…
We accept cash, credit card or EFTPOS for payment of your service. We do not accept AMEX or personal cheque, and full payment is required at the time of attendance.
Important notice regarding medical fees
Today Medicare rebates do not cover the full cost of providing you with medical care. This is because the rate at which successive governments have indexed the Medicare Schedule fees has been substantially lower than increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and average weekly earnings.
The reality is that Medicare rebates do not cover the cost of providing you with a safe and high quality service. The fees charged by this practice have to cover all of our practice costs including employing receptionists and practice nurses, and meeting our operating expenses such as rent, medical equipment, electricity, computers and insurance.
The Government has announced it will not be indexing the Medicare Schedule fees this year. Medicare rebates have been frozen since 1 November 2012 and will not be increased until at least 1 July 2018.
To assist our patients we have also frozen our consulting fees during this period, but sadly it is no longer possible for this practice to meet our running costs without increasing our fees.
From July 1 2016 our practice will be charging you the following fees for our most common services:
Initial Consultation $220.00
Review Consultation $120.00
If you wish to let the Government know that the Medicare rebate is insufficient to assist you in meeting the cost of your medical care, please contact your local Member of Parliament and/or the Minister for Health.