Patient Resources


Frequently asked questions


Do I need to have a referral to book an appointment?

It is preferable but:- no you do not necessarily need a referral but if you wish to claim part of your fees back from Medicare it is necessary to have a current referral. A referral from your General Practitioner will last 12 months or from another Specialist 3 months.




Do I have to pay for the first consultation?

Yes, payment is required at the time of consultation. Payment includes a consultation fee and any other investigations such as ultrasound.



What are your fees?

Information on our current fees are available from our Office. We are not a bulk billing Practice and we do request payment at the time of consultation. All major credit cards are accepted and we have eftpos facilities. Variations to this billing structure will be at our discretion.



What about Private Health Insurance?

In general your Private Health Fund is only relevant when you are admitted to Hospital so it will not pay anything towards an out of hospital consultation. However it is invaluable when and if you need an Inpatient procedure. It is your responsibility to ensure your Health Fund will adequately cover your surgery.



What are the costs of surgery?

The cost of surgery relate to Dr Salisbury and any assistant Surgeon if that should be required. Other charges could be from the Anaesthetist, Pathology Expenses and other Hospital expenses. These may include pharmaceutical expenses, non-rebated theatre instruments, phone calls and any admission excess fee required from your health fund. Dr Salisbury's Office will provide you with a quotation for Dr Salisbury’s fees and any Assistant fees if relevant. The Anaesthetist would usually contact you directly to offer you a quotation for their services although this is not always possible depending upon how far in advance the procedure is planned.