Medicare and the health insurance system can be quite complicated! We strive to make our fees simple and transparent. To assist you we have provided a brief explanation of the different costs and rebates available.
Specialist appointments in a clinic are classed as outpatient services and this allows you to receive a Medicare rebate which will partially reimburse your costs. You will receive a higher benefit from Medicare if your medical costs in a calendar year reach the Medicare safety net threshold. Private health funds do not cover outpatient services.
Dr Wickham’s fees are outlined below.
|First gynaecology consultation (in twelve months)||$240 (Medicare will rebate $78.05)|
|Returning patient greater than twelve months *||$180 (Medicare will rebate $78.05)|
|Gynaecology review (ongoing care within twelve months)||$105 (Medicare will rebate $39.25)|
|Extended gynaecology consultation (one hour for to address complex or multiple issues)||$320 (Medicare will rebate $78.05)|
|Mirena insertion||$180 (Medicare will rebate $63.60)|
|Colposcopy||$220 (Medicare will rebate $57.40)|
|Initial Antenatal Consultation||$240 (Medicare will rebate $76.85)||Initial Visit - Roughly 40 minutes|
|Subsequent Antenatal Consultation||$105 (Medicare will rebate $42.40)||Approximately 14 visits during a routine pregnancy (including Postnatal Visits)|
|Pregnancy management Fee||$2450 (Medicare will rebate $334.95)||Deposit at 20-24 weeks, full payment at 28-32 weeks.|
|Delivery||For most major health funds, there is no additional gap fee for births||See note below.|
There are additional costs that you should budget for during your pregnancy:
- Blood Tests
- Ultrasounds - we charge the Medicare rate (no additional out of pocket expense)
- Paediatrician - for your newborn baby
- Anaesthetist - if you have an epidural or Cesarean section
Please contact the Celebrate Women medical practice to make an appointment.