When you make your first appointment with Dr Shillington the reception staff will advise you of the cost of the consultation.
Your first appointment will be charged as an initial visit and will typically be a longer appointment so will be billed higher than subsequent reviews. You will receive a portion of your consultation fees back through Medicare. Your Medicare rebate can be claimed online by our staff at the time of payment. This will eliminate the need for you to visit a Medicare office. Your refund will be credited to the account that you have registered with Medicare.
The initial post-surgical review is generally covered by your operative fee.
At your consultation, if you require an operation, our staff will provide you with an itemised quote detailing the estimated costs.
Your out-of-pocket costs will depend on what type of surgery you need, where you have the surgery, and what health fund you are with. Each health fund has a different fee schedule and policy for payments which our staff will explain to you. We encourage you to talk to your health fund about all costs you may incur, such as a hospital excess, before you have your operation.
If you are a self-insured patient, whereby you pay for the surgery yourself, you can have your procedure done by Dr Shillington as an intermediate patient at Ipswich Hospital or as a private patient at any of the hospitals Dr Shillington operates at. Again our staff can provide you with a quote for this option.
We accept cash, cheque, Mastercard or Visa, and have eftpos facilities. Medicare rebates can be claimed immediately at the time of payment and refunded to the bank account registered with Medicare. Full payment is required at the time of your visit.
Workcover patients are required to bring their claim number with them which will allow us to directly bill Workcover.
DVA patients are required to bring their DVA card with them. We can organise transport for your appointment via the DVA transport scheme.