Private Health Insurance
If it has been determined that you need an operation staff will be able to provide you with a cost estimate for your surgery. This can be a confusing area and the office staff will readily offer you assistance in navigating the financial part of your surgery. This includes help with paper work, hospital admissions, medical fund rebates and post-operative care visits.
Mr Holland uses the Australian Medical Association recommended fee as a guide to fees charged. This means that in some instances there will be a portion of your surgical fee which will not be covered by Medicare or your health fund. It is important that you ask about this gap prior to receiving treatment. Please be advised that when you have an operation there will be a fee for your attending surgeon, his assistant, the anaesthetist and the hospital.
My staff are fully informed about charges and rebates and will be able to help you navigate your way through this complex area.
If you are not in a Private Health Fund and you need surgery, you have two alternatives:
1. Go on a Waiting List at the Public Hospital, or
2. Pay for the operation yourself – self funded.
An increasing number of people are choosing to “Self Fund” or pay for their own surgery, so they don’t have to wait and they are aware of who is performing their surgery. Following consultation with Mr Holland and if surgery should be indicated we will be happy to provide you with an estimate costing prior.
Private vs Public Fees
You may choose to be a public or a private patient.
Private Referred Patient
Private referrals are dealt through my private rooms.
In the private system, I will perform your surgery personally and will also look after you if you are advised to be an in-patient. All follow up appointments will be in my office.
Public Referred Patient
Australian residents who decide to be a public patient are entitled to free treatment under Medicare. Your treatment will be carried out by an appropriate specialist which will be arranged prior to your admission. After discharge, your care will either be continued in an outpatient clinic or you will be referred to your local general practitioner.
In the public hospital the surgery is usually performed by a registrar (doctor training in choose surgery) but the registrar is supervised by a senior surgeon who is responsible for your care.
There are no fees for surgery in the public hospital, however, there is a waiting list. Your position on the waiting list will be based on the severity of your condition. Your follow up visits after surgery will be arranged through the hospital.
Public referrals are dealt at your closest hospital in the “The Orthopaedic Outpatients Department”.
Mr Holland uses the Australian Medical Association recommended fee as a guide to fees charged.
- Payment is required in full on the day of all consultations.
- For your convenience, we accept a number of payment methods in the rooms, by post and online:
- Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard, Amex
- Cheque (clearance times apply)
- Electronic – EFTPOS
- Pay Online Direct Deposit