Consultation appointments are available at our Braddon and Deakin rooms. All patients require an initial consultation with one of our surgeons following referral from their medical practitioner.
This is an important step in your treatment, to ensure that you receive the highest level of medical care from the Canberra Surgicentre by making sure you are fully informed of your treatment options, and our staff is aware of your medical history and any other relevant information.
On the day of your consultation you are required to bring your x-ray (this may also be an OPG, cone beam scan, PA or MRI) and your referral letter from your referring doctor. In some cases your referrer will have already sent us this information.
All new patients, or patients returning for treatment of a new condition, must complete a New Patient Form. This form requests personal and medical information which is kept strictly confidential. If you take regular medications you may like to bring in a medications list for completion of this form.
Once your paperwork is complete you will meet your surgeon to discuss and plan your treatment. You may require day surgery which can be booked in to take place at the Canberra Surgicentre, or sometimes treatment using local anaesthetic is all that is required. Depending on your medical history or the type of treatment, it is necessary for some patients to be booked for surgery at National Capital Private Hospital or Calvary Public Hospital. After your consultation with your surgeon you will meet with another of our administration staff and provided with a quote for your surgery. Surgery dates can also be discussed at this point and booked if appropriate.
Your quote for surgery will have item numbers for your procedure, allowing you to calculate your out of pocket expenses. Many of our procedures are not covered by Medicare. If you have private health insurance please contact your provider prior to your surgery, to find out how much of your treatment they will cover. All fees for your surgery are payable by the day of your procedure.
Please remember to bring your referral, x-rays (if required), Medicare card and Private Health fund card (if you have private health insurance) along to your appointment. Failure to do so may mean your consultation has to be rescheduled.
Payment of Accounts
Please be aware that all accounts must be settled at the time of your appointment. If you have “Dental Extras” as a part of your Private Health Insurance, bring your Private Health Insurance card with you when you come in for your consultation as we have Hicaps claiming facilities available.
If we are able to bulk bill your account we do require your Medicare card on the day of your consultation.