Pricing & Payments Options
Canberra Urology does not operate on credit and patients are requested to pay at the time of consultation. We accept cash, direct deposit, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card.
Private Health Insurance
Private Health Insurance allows you and your family to access the right health services at the right time. You have control of your health care and can choose the provider, facility and timing of your treatment. With the security and protection of private health insurance, you have access to an extensive range of private hospitals and can rest assured that your health is in good hands.
Depending on your level of cover, some health funds also require you to pay an excess, however we are not responsible for these costs. Please ensure you speak with your Private Health Care Provider about these potential costs.
Our practice accepts most private health insurance programs, however we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company.
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated.Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with the AMA suggested fee schedule.
You should be aware that insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available.
All associated Canberra Urology quotes are given to the patient prior to any consultation, investigation, or procedure, however we are unable to advise of third party fees such as the cost of an anesthetist. It is the responsibility of the patient to inquire about these fees with the appropriate third party. It is also the responsibility of the patient to pay for all associated Canberra Urology costs up front once a consultation, investigation or procedure has taken place. Once payment has been made, the patient may claim a rebate from their Medicare and Private Health. As you may be aware, some companies process claims promptly while others delay payment for several months. We accept payments by Eftpos, Credit Card, Cash, or Cheque. Where a patient is experiencing financial hardship, payment arrangements will be considered and can be discussed further with the Practice Manager.
No Private Health Insurance
Patients may choose private admission even if they do not have Private Health Insurance. Self-funded patients will be liable to pay the following:
- The gap between the Medicare benefit and any private specialist fees.
- The gap for diagnostic services (medical imaging and laboratory). These fees may vary and depend on the service provider and their individual billing policy.
- Hospital accommodation fees. You may contact the hospital to inquire about these specific costs.
- Surgically implanted prostheses.
In other words, you must meet all costs of the admission yourself, except those that are covered by Medicare.
For further information about being a private patient, please contact our rooms.
Tax Refund Scheme
A significant rebate may be claimed through your end of year tax return if you incur medical expenses, however please speak with your accountant or financial advisor prior.