Fees & Billing

SOC Fees and Billing

After consultation with your choice of Surgeon, you will be required to pay on the day a standard consultation fee, this fee is the Australian Medical Association (AMA) recommended fee.

Part of your consultation fee will be rebated through Medicare.

Should you require Surgery, part of your surgical fee will be claimable from Medicare and part from your health fund (this amount will vary depending on your level of cover and health fund). In some surgical instances there will be a ‘gap amount’ which is not covered by Medicare or your health fund. It is important for you to contact your surgeon’s receptionist and inquire about this ‘gap amount’ prior to your procedure. At SOC we believe in full informed and full financial consent prior to any operation.

What are your acceptable means of payment?

Cash, Eftpos, Visa, MasterCard, Bank cheque, personal cheques, Amex*. Payment is due at the time of consultation. When you make your appointment, the secretary will let you know what the consultation fee will be. (* not all surgeons offer this method of payment).

Do I need to have private health insurance?

The SOC Centre is a fully private clinic. However, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) patients are welcomed in this clinic as are, Department of Defence patients.

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 any private hospital as long as your surgeon has ‘admitting rights’ to that Hospital. You will need to ask your surgeon where he/she has ‘admitting rights’ to make sure it suits your needs.