Northwest Womens Health has a policy of informed financial consent. This means that costs will be discussed with you prior to to your consultation by one of our friendly staff. Sometimes, during the course of a consultation the need arises for extra procedures and in this case you may incur extra expenses that were not quoted as part of a standard visit.
This practice charges fees closely aligned to the Australian Medical Association (AMA) guidelines. If you think you will have difficulty with your account, it is important that you discuss this issue with your doctor. Where necessary, alternative arrangements will be made for payment.
Different fees apply to different doctors and the procedures they conduct. Fees are reviewed by individual doctors at regular intervals and are adjusted to reflect the costs of running a modern medical practice.
The practice has a preferred policy of payment at time of consultation. Full credit and eftpos facilities are available to make this a convenient option for you.
The practice does not charge a fee for non-attendance at a booked appointment. However, if you have been a 'no-show' there could be a request for pre-payment for any re-appointments made in the future. It is very important for you to take the time to cancel or change appointments you are unable to keep.
Policy for late payment
The practice actively pursues overdue accounts. Regrettably, accounts overdue for longer than 60 days will be placed in the hands of the Private Collection Service.