Full payment is required at the time of consultation. Payment options include cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit / debit card. If you have a WorkCover claim, kindly bring the claim number; if a claim number has not yet been issued, you will be required to pay for your consultation and have this reimbursed through WorkCover.
**We encourage cashless payments to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission**
Follow-up consultations are charged a lower fee.
The cost of post-operative appointments with Dr Graham / Dr Butler / Dr Loch-Wilkinson is generally included within the surgical fee, and hence there is no additional cost for routine follow up. The specific duration of this will vary depending on the procedure performed. Post operative hand therapy costs may apply.
If you and Dr Graham / Dr Butler / Dr Loch-Wilkinson decide that surgery is the best option for your condition, an estimation of the cost will be provided by Lisa, our practice manager at the Mudgeeraba Hand Clinic.
The specific costs will vary, depending on the condition, your health fund and level of cover. In most instances, the majority of the cost will be covered by your health fund, however there is usually some out of pocket expense which is not covered. We attempt to minimise these costs, as much as possible.
Other costs which may be incurred in excess of the health fund rebate include, but are not limited to:
- The surgical assistant’s fee
- The Anaesthetist’s fee
- The Private Hospital fee
- Hand Therapy fees
- Radiology fees
- Pharmacy fees
(these will also vary depending on your specific health fund and level of cover).
There are no additional fees for WorkCover or DVA patients.