Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are essential and private fees apply. Please contact us to make an appointment.
Do I need a referral?
It is recommended that you have a referral to see the specialist Plastic Surgeons, in order to claim a rebate on your consultation and your medical treatment from Medicare, if applicable. We also recommend that you have private health insurance hospital cover.
A referral is not required to see our Cosmetic Physicians, Skin Cancer GPs, Nurses or Dermal Consultants.
Will there be an out of pocket cost?
As a private practice, we charge private fees. Most procedures will incur out of pocket costs, and a separate facility fee is charged for procedures undertaken in the rooms. For non-elective procedures – pension rates apply for Aged Pension Card Holder patients, and Veteran’s Affairs patients with a Gold Card are covered for consultation and hospital procedures.
Cosmetic procedures are payable in full prior to any surgery occurring.
Where medicare item numbers are applicable, and depending on the patient’s health insurer and the procedure to be performed, ARC surgeons may choose to, or not to, participate in a GAP or Co-Payment scheme with the patient’s health insurer.
Where possible, patient’s undergoing a rooms or hospital procedure will be informed of the costs prior to the procedure being undertaken.