Patients are advised of the consultation cost by the secretarial staff. Payment will be required for your consultation on the day of your appointment. Initial consultations are charged at $180 - $250 and subsequent consultations at $80 - $100. Fees may be discounted on a discretionary basis and for aged pensioners. Some of this cost can be claimed back from Medicare following your appointment. There may be an additional cost if the patient receives intervention or diagnostic procedures, such as anorectal manometry, endorectal ultrasound or pudendal nerve latency testing.
EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience. You can pay by cash or EFTPOS (Visa or Mastercard only). Our staff will be happy to assist you with any queries regarding payments or quotes for surgery.
We are a Known Gap provider. Fee estimates for your procedures will be discussed by our practice manager (Phone number: 0283551891). These will depend on the procedure you are having and your health fund. For those who do not have private health insurance, treatment will be entirely at your own expense. In this instance Medicare will cover some of the doctor’s fees. Dr. Murugesan will be able to discuss with you, options to facilitate treatment.
If surgery is recommended, patients will be given a written quote prior to surgery. Your Medicare and Private Health Fund (depending on the level of cover) may cover part of the cost of surgery. However, there may be an additional cost to be paid by you (Gap Payment) for the surgical services provided.