Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. Please get in touch for more information.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all forms of Health Insurance. However, there are differences in what some cover in certain hospitals.
WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?
New patients need a referral from their GP or specialist.
Please ensure you bring to date x-rays and other imaging.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
Yes, a current referral is required to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon. The referral can be from either your General Practitioner, Specialist or the Hospital Doctor.
DO YOU DO ALL TYPES OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERIES?
Gippsland Orthopaedic Group do not see patients with neck or back problems. Some conditions such as musculoskeletal tumours are referred on.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
When you come for your appointment you will need to bring:
A current referral
Health Care Card and/or Pension Card if you are eligible
Workcover / TAC details and claim number, if applicable
Private Health Insurance / DVA details, if applicable
Any relevant scans or x-rays
Gippsland Orthopaedic Group is a private clinic. It is important to understand that you will be billed for consultation.
WHAT WILL MY SURGERY COST?
All surgeons at Gippsland Orthopaedic Group have public and private hospital appointments.
Surgery at a public hospital is free. A disadvantage of this is that there is often a waiting period.
Surgery at a private hospital is usually covered by private health insurance. There is usually additional costs.