No Private Health Insurance
If you are not in a Private Health Fund or DVA and you need surgery, you have two alternatives:
- Get a referral from your general practitioner to go on a Waiting List at a Public Hospital.
- Pay for the operation yourself ("Self Insure")
An increasing number of people are choosing to "Self Insure" or pay for their own surgery, so they don't have to wait. This is often a worthwhile investment as it means you can have your operation done straight away or whenever it suits you. This can allow you to get back to your work and sport as soon as possible.
The costs may not be as high as you think, especially for some less invasive surgeries like
All the private hospital fees associated with your surgery are an out-of-pocket expense, but we will provide you with an estimate of costs from the private hospital before you go ahead with your surgical procedure.
Call my practice and they will be happy to provide you with an accurate costing. A proportion of my fees and the anaesthetic fees attract a rebate from Medicare.
If you require more information, please do not hesitate to call us on during office hours.