Schedule of Fees – Cataract

Effective from 1st July 2019.

AE&LC reserves the right to amend its fees, terms and conditions at anytime.

We request full payment at the time of your appointment, and accept payment by cash, cheque, visa, MasterCard or eftpos. For most consultations we can lodge your claim online and the rebate will be deposited into your nominated bank account.

Any questions please speak to one of our friendly staff.

An estimate of fees specific to your treatment (Informed Financial Consent) will be given prior to surgery. Please advise staff of any entitlements that may be applicable to you including Concession Cards, Health Fund membership and Safety Net eligibility.

ConsultationsPatient ContributionGovernment Contribution
Initial Consultation$225Medicare Rebate
Subsequent Consultation$75#Medicare Rebate

NOTE: Veterans’ Affairs card holders who are entitled to VA medical expense rebates will not attract a patient contribution on consultations.

Surgery and Patient Contribution

  • Patient gap charges are in accordance with legislation and health fund guidelines and will be fully disclosed once fund details are known and eligibility checks performed. If you would like further clarification prior to your appointment, please call us to discuss in more detail.
  • Plus pharmacy fee for drops.*

Self-insured / Overseas
  • This may vary on circumstances. For further information, please call the Centre.
  • Plus pharmacy fee for drops.*

* This amount will vary depending on Concession cards, Health Fund entitlements and Safety Net eligibility.
# This amount is relevant for cataract surgery follow up only. Other conditions may attract a different fee.

Please ask reception staff for a copy of the appropriate schedule of fees.

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