Useful Links & Health Partners

Monash IVF

Working closely with Dr. Miriam, Monash IVF is one of Australia’s most trusted fertility programs, because they offer patients personal care and have been helping create families since 1973 when they achieved the world’s first IVF pregnancy. Monash is proud of their science, and proud that every 2.5 hours a Monash Miracle is welcomed into the world.

HADA.org

HADA’s worldwide projects have one major objective – to “Encourage Development and Inspire Hope.”

HADA seeks to: Alleviate poverty, promote development initiatives, train and develop a skilled workforce, and encourage micro-business enterprise.

CareDownThere

CareDownThere is written by a team of Australian Health Professionals with special expertise in treating vulval disease. The information you will find here is up to date and practical. This website contains the facts and tells you all you need to know about your problem and what you can do about it.

Pindara Private Hospital

Pindara Private Hospital is an acute medical/surgical and maternity hospital serving the northern end of the Gold Coast. We have been a leading healthcare provider for this community for more than 45 years.

Focus On Women Physio

Combining their passion for women’s health and their expertise in physiotherapy, the female practitioners at Focus on Women physiotherapy provide their clients with professional, high quality and individual service and advice. Focus on Women physiotherapists understand that everyone is different, which is why they offer specific programs designed to help with specific needs.

Pindara Day Procedure Centre

Pindara Day Procedure Centre offers you a friendly, caring and comfortable environment for a range of surgical procedures that do not require overnight stay in hospital. The concept of day surgery is based upon minimising the disruption to your normal life.

anzvs.org

The Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS) represents gynaecologists, dermatologists, pathologists, GPs, sexual health physicians and allied health professionals that have a professional interest in vulval diseases.

Mirena.com

This website features four long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) that are all possible alternatives to oral contraceptives, barrier methods like condoms, and sterilization (a permanent form of contraception).

FAQ’s

Do I need a referral from a GP to see a Gynaecologist?

It is preferable to have a referral from your GP, as the details of your present medical condition and past medical history will be supplied to us and your GP can also assess whether a Gynaecologist is the correct Specialist for you to see.

Can I claim from Medicare or my Private Health Fund for my consultation?

You can claim a portion of your consultation fee from Medicare only, if you have a referral. Private Health Fund portions can only be claimed if it is a surgery related in a Hospital facility.

Can I claim from Medicare or my Private Health Fund for any surgery?

Yes, please refer to the “How does Surgery Billing work” FAQ below.

I do not have Private Health Cover; can I still see a Gynaecologist?

Yes of course. You can see a Gynaecologist for an appointment and you will also be able to claim a portion of your consultation through Medicare.

Does your Gynaecologist perform surgery in both a Private and Public Hospital?

We only perform surgery at Pindara Private Hospital.

If you require surgery through a Public Hospital, a referral can be arranged for you after your consultation.

How does Consultation Billing work?

When you make your initial appointment, our staff will advise you the cost of your Initial Consultation. Payment is due at the time of your consultation.

We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Amex), EFTPOS, cash as method of payment.

You will be issued a receipt, in order to claim from Medicare. If you have provided Medicare with your bank account details, Medicare will deposit (can take up to 48hrs) your rebate back into your account, which we can do at the time of your consultation.

Patients covered by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) need to bring with them their relevant cards (Gold/White).

How does Surgery Billing work?

Once it has been determined by your surgeon that you require an operation, our staff will be able to provide you with an estimate of your costs for surgery. This will outline the costs involved for your surgeon and assistant, including your rebate and any out of pocket expenses.
In most instances, there will be a part of your surgical fee that will be covered by Medicare and your Private Health Fund. The fee that will be applicable for you to pay, will be highlighted on your Quotation and will be payable prior to surgery.
You may also receive an account from the Hospital, Anaesthetist, Radiology, Pharmacy. These accounts generally arrive after your surgery, and are separate and independent of our surgeon’s cost.
It is better to ensure you know all estimated expenses prior to your surgery. Our staff are happy to help you navigate your way through this area if you require any assistance.
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