Initial Consultation Fees
Queensland Eye & Retina Specialists is a private clinic, our
consultation fees are based on the Australian Medical Association (AMA) rate. When you are referred to an ophthalmologist, you
are seeking an opinion or treatment from a doctor who is an expert in that
specific area of medicine. Doctors within our clinic are further subspecialised
as each have attained further fellowship qualification.
At the point of booking, our friendly receptionist would assist you
in booking an appropriate time frame and inform your expected fee based on the condition
that you are referred for and the doctor that you need to see. The fee is inclusive of the likely scans and
imaging required for the doctor to make a thorough examination. Sometimes the condition you are referred for can
be different to the diagnoses and further tests may be required, these may attract
further fee. We will inform you if this
is the case.
Within hours of your booking, you will receive an email confirmation
outlining the expected fee, and the standard Medicare rebate that you may
receive. Rebates can differ depending on
your safety net threshold status and if the service has previously been claimed
Queensland Eye & Retina Specialists offers a state of the
art facility, our fee reflects the cost of precision ophthalmic equipment, our
experienced and specialised ophthalmic team and expert interpretation of these results. It
is for this reason that we cannot offer bulk billing. Like all other doctor’s clinic, private
health funds do not provide rebates, unless your treatment needs to take place at
a private hospital.
At Queensland Eye & Retina Specialists, we tailor your treatment and surgical plan to suit your individual condition. For this reason, along with the fact that each health fund provides different levels of hospital cover and rebates, your out-of-pocket expense will be determined at your consultation.
If surgery is required, our staff will provide an estimate of fees and out-of-pocket costs, as well as payment procedures specific for your planned procedure. We will advise you to check with your health fund to ensure your level of cover includes eye surgery.
For insured patient, many routine procedures may be offered as known gap scheme with your out of pocket capped at $500. This will be confirmed at your initial consultation.
Prepayment of Surgery Fees
It is a requirement of this practice that surgery is prepaid 48 hours prior to your procedure. We will contact you 1-3 business days prior to collect this payment. An itemised receipt will be provided after your surgery is completed for you to claim from your health fund and Medicare, along with the appropriate claim forms.
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Consultation and In-Rooms Procedures Fees
Estimates and Fees
Fees are required to be settled in full on the day. Our practice accepts Cash, EFTPOS, credit card and bank cheques (personal cheques are not accepted). Please contact our friendly reception staff on 07 3555 5960 to ask for an estimate for fees payable on the day of your consultation.
Please be aware that the estimate is only a guide. Due to the nature of certain urgent or complex conditions, you may require on-the-day treatment or further testing, which may incur an additional fee. This will be explained to you prior to commencement of proposed additional investigations or treatments.
All consultations and treatments that take place under a valid referral and attract a Medicare item number are eligible for Medicare rebate. Your Medicare claim can be submitted electronically on the day of your payment by our helpful reception team.
Note: Please be aware that procedures performed outside of the hospital are not covered by your private health fund.