Fees and charges for consultations and if necessary, in room procedures, can be discussed by contacting our reception on (07) 3831 4499. Payment for consultation is requested on the day.
Payment may be made by EFTPOS, card or cash.
In most cases we can submit a rebate claim directly to Medicare on your behalf using our online claiming facility. If you are registered with Medicare, and have recorded your bank details with them, your Medicare rebate will be directly deposited in to your nominated bank account.
Veterans Affairs patients are fully covered and are billed directly with no out of pocket expenses.
If you have Private Health insurance:
Depending on its complexity, your surgery may incur a higher fee than the Health Fund rebate and hence an out of pocket ‘gap’ expense will apply. A quote (informed financial consent) will be provided before any such procedure for your acceptance.
You will need to contact the anaesthetist for their fee estimate as well as the hospital to ensure that you have appropriate Health Fund cover for your particular procedure.
If you do not have private health cover, there are 3 options available:
- Your name can be placed on the public hospital waiting list for surgery at the Mater Public Hospital. Apart from the consultation fee, you will not incur any additional fees.
- You can elect to pay for surgery performed in a Public Hospital as a Private Patient, also known as an ‘Intermediate Patient’. You will be billed for surgery by Dr Hagley and placed onto a separate public waiting list. Dr Hagley will personally perform your surgery and manage your inpatient stay. You will be able to claim some of the medical expenses through Medicare. There is generally a minimal fee for the hospital services and no fee for the anaesthetist. We can provide you with a quote (informed financial consent) for this service.
- You can elect to pay for surgery performed in a Private Hospital. You will be able to claim some of the medical expenses through Medicare, but there will be fees charged by the hospital. We can provide you with a quote (informed financial consent)