Patient Account Information
Waverley Endoscopy is an accredited Private Day Hospital registered by the Department of Health and is recognised by private health funds for payment of hospital benefits.
WAVERLEY ENDOSCOPY IS A NO GAP HOSPITAL.
Any excess will be required to be paid on admission.
Privately Insured Patients
- Theatre and Accommodation fees are billed directly to your private health fund.
However, if your level of cover requires an excess or co-payment you must pay it on admission.
- Anaesthetist fees are individual and are billed by the specialist anaesthetist directly to you or your private health fund.
- Pathologist fees are individual of which 75% are claimable from Medicare (if applicable).
- Endoscopist fees are separate from Waverley Endoscopy and are billed directly to your Private Health Fund. Contact the Consultants rooms to see if there are any out of pocket costs.
Please note: If you have been a member of your health fund for less than 12 months your fund may not accept liability for the costs of this admission, e.g. if your condition or any symptoms of your condition existed prior to you joining your health fund.
Patients with basic cover may not be fully covered. Check with your health fund.
Total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be made on admission unless your insurance company has confirmed approval for admission.
Repatriation (DVA) Patients
Gold card holders are covered for all care.
White card holders are covered subject to approval by DVA.
If you are insured with an overseas company, you will be asked to pay the estimated cost on admission. Please contact the hospital prior to admission for an estimate of fees and charges. As it is an estimate only, in the event of unforeseen complications or variations from the proposed treatment the cost may vary.
Uninsured patients – out of pocket costs
All fees (aside from any ancillary charges) must be paid on admission. Please contact us for a quote.
Most of the doctors practising at Waverley Endoscopy participate in health fund no gap schemes, therefore if you have health insurance, you may not receive an account from the doctor who performed your procedure or the anaesthetist. Please check with your specialist doctor before admission. If you do not have health insurance, you will receive an account from the doctor who performed the procedure before leaving the centre. You will also receive an account from the anaesthetist who gave you the anaesthetic and monitored you during the procedure to ensure your safety.
These are quite separate from the hospital account. Separate cheques should be forwarded to each doctor on receipt of the accounts.
To claim the rebate on accounts, present the account and receipts to Medicare.
Small samples (biopsies) may be taken during the procedure if the specialist carrying out the procedure thinks it is necessary. The samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis. We will arrange for a copy of the pathology results to be forwarded to your referring doctor. These will normally be available from your doctor in 2-3 days.
The pathology laboratory participates in health fund no gap schemes, therefore if you have health insurance, you
will not receive an account for any pathology taken.
If you do not have health insurance you will receive an account from the pathology laboratory if samples have been taken. The account is separate from the hospital account and should be sent directly to the laboratory. The account can be claimed through Medicare in same manner as the doctors’ accounts.
Anaesthetist fees are individual and are billed by the specialist anaesthetist directly to you or your private health fund.
You can confirm your Anaesthetist after you have made your booking.
For a quote contact your Anaesthetist.
Melbourne Anaesthetic Group
Victorian Anaesthetic Group
Associated Anaesthetic Group