Learn about our fees and billing policy at our skin cancer dermatology clinic - Perth wide and throughout the South West.
Fees and Billing Policy
Oxford Day Surgery and Dermatology’s fees are based on the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Private Health Funds list of fees and fairly reflect the leading technology, quality of our sought after staff and the unique services we provide. Patients accept that all fees are charged with their fully informed financial consent and must be paid on the day.
For our list of fees, please contact us.
As we are a Private Practice Bulk Billing is not available.
In order to receive Medicare benefit payments referrals must be up to date. It is the patient’s responsibility to obtain an appropriate referral. No indefinite referrals are accepted. Most GP referrals last 12 months but specialist referrals last only 3 months. Our staff will advise you when your referral requires updating.
Patients will significantly reduce or eliminate out of pocket expenses due to our financial agreements/contracts with all Private Health Funds in Australia. Find out why here.
If you cancel your appoinment with less than 24 hours notice you may be charged a cancellation fee.
DVA Gold or White Card, Australian Defence Fund (ADF)
Veterans with a DVA Gold or White Card will be fully covered for the cost of all treatments including the doctor's fees and theatre fees.
Doctor's Consultation Fees and Minor Procedure Fees
Fees are always disclosed before your appointment. Staff and doctors will discuss any additional fees at the time of your consultation or minor procedure, including any out of pocket expense you may be required to pay.
Doctor's Surgical Procedure Fees
Patients with Hospital Private Health cover my have an out of pocket expense on the surgical fee for non-cosmetic procedures. This is totally dependant on your Health Fund and the agreement we have in place with that health fund. Our staff will advise of any surgical out of pocket fees at the time your sugery is booked and Financial Consent is produced.
Patients without Private Health insurance (i.e. uninsured patients) will pay an additional out of pocket expense on top of their Medicare refund.
Theatre and Day Surgery Procedure Fees
In addition to the surgical fee there is an additional fee for the use of the Day Surgery.
Patients with private health insurance may be fully covered or have an out of pocket payment on top of these fees, depending on your fund and level of cover. Some policies have an “excess” payment to reduce premiums. If you have an “excess” this needs to be paid first before any claim is made to the Private Health fund. Our staff will assist you to work out the cost of all fees and out of pocket expenses before surgery.
Patients without Private Health Fund cover must pay the full Theatre fees before the surgery and will receive no refund.
We prefer payment by Eftpos, Cheque, Mastercard or Visa.
Pathology Services Fees
As a specialist skin cancer dermatology clinic in Perth and the South West, our doctors are professionally required to submit any skin specimens and samples to Pathology.
In most cases there will be no out-of-pocket expense as we request that the Pathology Provider will bulk bill. As they are completely unrelated to Oxford Day Surgery and Dermatology please contact the Pathology Laboratory with any Pathology-related fee enquiries.
Pathology Laboratories we predominantly use are :
Clinipath Pathology - 9476 5222
Heenan Lam Pathology - 9386 3500
Bunbury Pathology - 9791 6801
Pathwest - 9346 3000
Pathology laboratories we occasionally use:
Western Diagnostic Pathology - 9317 0999
St John of God Pathology - 1 300 367 674.
A Clinipath Collection Centre on site allows patients to immediately have most tests after visiting between 8.00am and 1pm.
Contact us to talk more about our fees. Alternatively, read more about the types of treatments and procedures covered by health insurance.