Initial Consult: $200 ($150 Pensioners and Concession Card Holders [CCH])
Follow-up Consult: $90 ($80 Pensioners and CCH)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What should I bring to my consultation?
Please bring a valid referral, any X-Rays/MRI scans, your medicare and health fund card, pension card (if applicable), appropriate means of paying for the consultation and your smiling face.
NB: We recognise that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies
or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise if we
keep you waiting
Do I have to pay on the date of my consultation?
Yes. You will need to pay on the date of your consultation with either Visa, MasterCard or cash. Please refer to the prices above.
Will I get any Medicare refund?
Yes you will. Make sure to bring your Medicare card as we will process your claim to Medicare on the afternoon of your appointment. There is an expected wait of 24-48hrs before you will receive your rebate payment of either $72.75 (initial consult) or $36.85 (follow-up consult). If you do not receive this rebate, please contact our rooms and our friendly staff will be more than willing to assist you with your inquiry.
What should I do if I have to cancel my appointment?
Should you need to cancel your appointment, please call or email our rooms. Cancellation 24hrs prior to the appointment may incur a fee.
When will I know my admission time for surgery?
At least 2 days prior to your surgery date, our kind staff will contact you to inform you of your admission and fasting times.
After surgery, how long will I be incapacitated for?
The period of incapacitation will depend on your type of surgery. For joint replacements, expect a loss of energy for 6 -12 weeks and to be using crutches for 6-12 weeks.. Swelling will range from 3-6 weeks, 6-12 weeks and 3-6months for a knee scope, knee replacement and hip replacement/ACL reconstruction, respectively. For more information, consult your 'Operation Advice' sheets provided to you upon booking your surgery or call/email the rooms.
In regards to pain relief following my surgery, can Dr Lane arrange further prescriptions?
You will be discharged with a small supply of medication. When this becomes low, please contact the rooms or your GP to arrange further prescriptions. These can be faxed to your local pharmacy for collection
What should I do if I have further questions?