Each of our specialists has the right to identify their own consultation fees. Our visiting specialists have their own fee structure, you are free to contact their rooms for more details.
Our Cardiologists Fees
The cardiologists who are based in Ballarat identify the strain a chronic disease places on their patients and as such have agreed on a pricing structure to support their patients. Our initial standard consultation fee is $210.00 (Dr Hengel $230). Medicare currently provide a rebate of $130.20 leaving you $79.80 ($99.80) out of pocket. Our review standard consultation fee is $120.00 (Dr Hengel $130). Medicare currently provide a rebate of $65.20 leaving you $54.80 ($64.80) out of pocket.
A complex initial consultation fee is $315 with a rebate of $227.70, and a complex review consultation fee is $220 with a rebate of $114.
If you hold a current Centrelink Pension or Health Care Card, please advise our reception staff on arrival to receive a reduced fee.
Our visiting Cardiologists have their own fee rates, feel free to contact our rooms for more information.
To be able to claim the above rebate you must have a valid referral with your current GP. We make every attempt to remind our patients of the need for a new referral before their next appointment but it is your responsibility to ensure your referral is valid. If you are a new patient your referral will be passed on to the Cardiologist who will then let us know when they would like to see you. We will then either contact you by phone, email or post as to your appointment time. Email is our preferred option so please ensure we have a valid email address for you.
If your GP wishes to give you an indefinite referral it must include the word “indefinite” to be valid with Medicare
We request full payment on the day of the appointment. We accept cash, cheque or EFTPOS for payment of accounts. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club.
If Medicare have your bank account details immediate claiming of your Medicare rebate is available. Please remember that you need a valid referral to obtain the Medicare rebate. Please update your records with Medicare as they are no longer sending cheques to patients. You can do this online at my.gov.au, by post, in person or over the phone by calling 132 011.
Due to demand for appointments we require at least 24 hours notice of any cancellation. If you do not cancel or fail to attend your appointment as arranged, we may bill a $50 non-attendance fee which must be paid before the next appointment.