Do I need a referral from GP?
Yes we do require a referral from your GP, partly because it is essential that you are referred by GP to ensure you are seeing a specialist for the right reasons and also Medicare will rebate at a higher rate.
What should I bring on my first visit?
- GP Referral.
- Scans if applicable.
- Pap smear results and any other pathology results in relation to your condition.
Do you have eftpos facilities?
Yes we accept all cards including Amex and Diners cards. We have pay pass facilities.
How long is an initial consultation?
We allow for 30 minutes for a new consultation, however sometimes more time is needed. We ensure that we get as much information before your appointment so that we can allow the right amount of time.
Will my health fund rebate me for a consultation?
No, unless your consultation takes place in hospital your private health insurance is for hospital cover, so you must be admitted as an inpatient for this to be applicable. Some overseas private cover will rebate a patient for an out of hospital consultation.
Can you claim my Medicare rebate for me?
Yes we can do your Medicare rebate for you. Generally you should have the rebate in your account within 48 hours providing you have your bank details registered with Medicare. If you do not, they will send you a cheque in the mail.
How soon can I get an appointment?
At Northside Gynaecology we offer consults at all three locations. Generally we can fit all new patient’s in within the timeframe required. If you are concerned that you need to be seen sooner please contact us to discuss and we will happily see what arrangements we can make for you.
Do you open on a weekend?
No (we are open Monday – Friday business days only)
What if I need a procedure?
If you need a small procedure in rooms, then you need to let us know. We will be able to arrange the appointment for this and advise you of the likely costs associated with this. We have many patient information sheet’s and can email or post these to you prior to your appointment.
If however you need a surgical procedure in hospital we are here to help, whether you are uninsured or insured we can assist with all aspects of this.
How quickly can I get my surgery done?
Quickly is the short answer, wait times vary depending on hospitals but we will endeavour to fit you in a timeframe that suits you.