Do I need a referral ?
Yes GP or Medical specialist referrals are preferred for all appointments. Referrals will also be accepted by Nursing or Allied health professionals
Does Medicare cover my appointment costs?
Partially All consultations attract a Medicare rebate, which means you will be around $20 out of pocket for each appointment, with the exception of your initial assessment, where you will be $25 out of pocket. This does not apply to DVA, TAC or Workcover clients
Do you bulk Bill?
No Each consultation attracts a Medicare rebate, but bulk billing is not available
Will my private health fund cover costs?
No Private health funds do not cover the cost of consultations by a Nurse Practitioner
Can I claim my Medicare rebate on the day of my appointment?
Yes If you pay for your consultation on the day of service, your Medicare rebate can be claimed and processed at your appointment
Can I claim my Medicare rebate if I pay by cash or credit card?
Yes If you pay on the day of service, your Medicare rebate can be claimed and processed at your appointment
Do you see TAC, Work cover and DVA clients?
Do you provide dressings?
No The Nurse Practitioner will advise you about the best dressings to manage your wound. You will need to purchase these dressings to bring to each appointment.
Do I still need to see the District Nurses/Practice/GP to have my dressing changed?
Yes This service is an assessment and consultative service and does not have the capacity to provide routine dressing changes. You will need to keep seeing your district nurses/practice nurse/GP to have your dressings changed, or continue to attend your own wound management under the supervision of the Nurse Practitioner.
Is there parking available?
On Street Parking is available at the front of the practice
Do you do home visits?
Yes Home visits can be arranged if clients are unable to attend the clinic.
What days does the service operate?
Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30 pm with the exception of Wednesday, when the clinic closes at 1.00pm for home visits. Please note clinic times may vary