What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?
Apart from medicare and your insurance information
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
No, this is NOT necessary, even for procedures that give Medicare and Medicare Safety Net rebates.
During your initial visit, the doctor or nurse specialist will explain the specific information about the procedure you want, help you visualize the results and go over the risks. He or she may do a physical examination and will ask you a bunch of questions. Come prepared with your questions too. It is a good idea to write them out, so nothing is forgotten. At the end of the consultation you should feel that all your queries have been answered, you should have a clear understanding of all the costs and be in a position to make a decision about proceeding. Many people make bookings for procedures at the time of the consultation. If you know your work schedule or have that on your mobile or in your diary, that will help you, so please bring it along.
Some of the clinic’s procedures do have a Medicare and sometimes a Medicare Safety Net rebate. These include most varicose vein procedures and some laser procedures. Breast reduction procedures in women receive Medicare benefits, and often this applies to male breast reduction as well. Ask the receptionist when you book an appointment. If you would like more information about the Medicare Safety Net, please go to the Medicare website. www.medicareaustralia.gov.au
Cosmetic procedures are subject to GST, but procedures done for medical purposes do not. Don’t worry about it. All the fees and costings given to patients at Alia Clinic are inclusive of GST if it is applicable.
Yes, please go to the clinic location map. There is free 2 hour parking in a multi storey car park just down from the Crows Nest clinic and the other locations have parking nearby (except for the city).
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