Fees and Payments

Consultation Fees

A consultation fee applies to all initial consultations and is due in full at the time of service.

  • Please find below details regarding rebates for your consultation fee :
    • Specialist surgeon consultations: Electronic submission can be made following payment for Medicare rebates to be deposited directly to your nominated bank account
    • Oral Medicine Specialist consultations: Electronic submission to your private health fund (dental extras) can be facilitated for potential rebates. Reimbursements will be directly deposited into your nominated bank account, as indicated on file.

Surgery

All fees for procedures will be explained in detail by the staff at the time of consultation. You will be provided with an estimate of the likely costs of any in-hospital procedures. 

After seeing the specialist surgeon, please contact your health fund if you’re unsure what you are covered for.

Medicare does not cover the surgical fees for dental procedures such as tooth extraction and dental implants. These will only be claimable through your dental extras on your private insurance depending on your level of cover. Please note that we are unable to submit a claim for dental benefits on your behalf. You will need to lodge this claim with the invoice provided.

Non – dental procedures such as bone grafting, biopsies, removal of cysts, etc. may attract a Medicare rebate.

You will need to know the item number corresponding to your proposed procedure(s) provided by the specialist surgeon.

Here are some questions to ask when you contact your health insurance provider:

  • Have I served all current waiting periods?
  • Are all my premium payments up to date?
  • Does my policy have any restrictions, limitations or minimum benefits that may apply?
  • Do I have an excess or any co-payments associated with my policy?

Hospital charges for private patients

Hospital charges you might have to pay as an uninsured private patient include:

  • accommodation
  • operating theatre fees
  • prostheses costs, for example dental implants and guides
  • medicines and dressings

If you have private hospital insurance the amount your insurer will pay for these depends on:

  • your policy
  • whether your insurer has an agreement with the hospital

Some policies pay only the Government mandated minimum amount for hospital charges for all or some types of treatment. This could mean you pay higher out of pocket costs.

The out-of-pocket cost to attend a hospital can vary widely based on several factors, including your insurance coverage, the type of medical and dental services you receive, and the specific terms of your insurance plan.

We will provide you with an estimate of fees outlining any out-of-pocket expenses you need to pay before admission.

Anaesthetist & Pathology costs

In addition to the fees outlined above, please be aware that if you require surgery, the Anaesthetist and Pathology laboratory will send their accounts for their services separately and directly to you. Oral and Facial Surgery Specialists does not handle these accounts and you will need to pay them directly.

If you have any questions about the costs associated with your procedure before then please contact a member of our team who will be more than happy to assist you.

         
Uninsured Patients

If you don’t have private health insurance, we will provide a written estimate of hospital/theatre fee, anaesthetic fee and surgical fee. 

Payment Methods

We accept payment via cash, EFTPOS (debit or credit card), electronic funds transfer (EFT) or secured online payment.