What to expect
The oncologists at Oncology North Coast have set their own private fees to cover all their practice costs including meeting operational expenses such as rent, computers, insurance, hospital charges, and admin costs. Medicare rebates do not cover the cost of providing you with a safe and high quality service.
You will be informed of the cost of your consultation at the time of your appointment confirmation. We accept cash, cheque, Eftpos and credit card. We have Medicare Easy Claim and on-line Medicare claiming, and can deposit your Medicare rebate back onto your debit card immediately.
Medicare requires a current referral from your general practitioner or referring specialist to claim the rebate.
The oncologists do not routinely bulk bill.
If you feel that your financial circumstances are such that you cannot afford the required treatment, please discuss this with your oncologist. At your first appointment your oncologist will give you further information on the costs associated with the treatment you are to receive.