General Appointment Information
Appointments can be made by our booking form, phone on (02) 8921 9188, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or through our contact page.
What to expect
Most patients are seen in consultation in rooms. If an endoscopic procedure is to be subsequently performed, the date will be set after the consultation. If there is a need for a bowel preparation, the practice nurse will see you to explain what is necessary before you leave the suite. Some patients may be eligible for rapid access endoscopy (please refer to this section on the website).
What to bring
- Referral letter: Patients need a referral from their general practitioner (usually valid for one year) or specialist (usually valid for three months). It is preferable that the referral is emailed or faxed to us prior to the consultation.
- Medicare card
- Health fund details
- X-rays or other relevant scans
- Reports and copies of any relevant pathology results (if available).
The practice fees are usually those as set out by the Australian Medical Association for consultations. Pensioners have a discount. There is likely to be a gap payment after consultation and procedures. We generally operate under the known gap system for procedures but there are circumstances where we do provide no gap services.
If you have any financial issues related to the scale of fees, please discuss these concerns with the administrative staff before, not after, the service has been provided.
Any additional fees, such as anaesthetic fees and pathology fees, are not the responsibility of Northern Suburbs Gastroenterology. We can provide you contact details if you wish to enquire further. Health Funds may have an excess for procedures.