If you are privately insured and you have your procedure at a private hospital the following accounts will be incurred:
- GI Health Doctors are no gap providers which means that the account for your procedure itself will be billed directly to most private health funds. Depending on your level of cover this account should be 100% covered by them. If your fund is one that GI Health does not bill direct to, you will receive an account for your procedure to submit to your fund and Medicare. It is very important to check with your health fund whether or not you have an excess, and whether it is applicable to day procedures as well as overnight stays.
- If your health fund is based overseas you will be requested to pay your GI Health account in full. A receipt will then be issued enabling you to claim back from your health fund.
- Anaesthetist – this account will be forwarded direct to your health fund. An out of pocket expense may be incurred ($0-$150).
- Hospital – In most cases, private health funds have some level of excess on their memberships. This is always payable on the day of the procedure and can vary from $50-$1000. The St John of God Hospital Admissions Department will contact you prior to your procedure to advise what excess, if any, you will be required to pay.
- Pathology – If, during your procedure, you have any samples taken such as biopsies or polyps removed, then these will be sent to the hospital Pathology Department for analysis. The Pathology Department WILL charge a fee for this service that may result in a gap (out of pocket expense) above the Medicare rebate. Should you have any queries about an account you receive from pathology, you will need to contact the Pathology Department to discuss this.
This clinic is a private practice and charges private fees for services. Patients may encounter a Gap (out of pocket) expense for their service. Payment of your account in full on the day of consultation is required. Please note 24 hours notice is required for cancellation of appointments.
Failure to provide this may result in a fee being incurred. Non-attendance may also result in a fee being incurred.
Out of pocket expense – this is the difference between any Medicare rebate you receive and GI Health’s private fee.
Our Standard New Patient Fee is: $195 with a Medicare Rebate of $128.30
For Pension Card & Health Care Card Holders the New Patient Fee is: $150.00 with a Medicare Rebate of $128.30
Our Follow up Consultation Fee is: $100.00 with a Medicare Rebate of $64.20
For Pension Card & Health Care Card Holders the Follow up Consultation Fee is: $80.00 with a Medicare Rebate of $64.20