Specialist or consultation Costs
The specialist fee will be charged directly to your health fund in most cases. Your health fund will forward the payment directly to the Tweed Cancer Clinic and this will be credited to your account.
A gap fee will be payable depending on your level of cover and whether or not the specific Doctor charges a gap fee, while other doctors may charge more than the Medical Benefits Schedule(MBS) Our medical receptionists will let you know in advance If you have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses.
You will be required to settle the account on the day of service unless your Specialist has an arrangement with the health fund.
There are no-gap fees for privately insured patients undergoing chemotherapy or haematological treatments at the Tweed Cancer Clinic. We will let you know of any excess that may apply to your health insurance cover at the time of your treatment.
Your Health Fund usually funds any pharmaceutical drugs related to your treatment.. Pharmaceutical drugs comprise both Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) subsidised drugs and high-cost drugs. In the event of some high-cost drugs not being covered by your health fund our clinic manager will discuss payment arrangements with you.
Medications not directly related to your treatment can be purchased through our pharmacy. These medications will be invoiced directly to you by the pharmacy and cannot be claimed for reimbursement by Medicare or your health fund.
The day hospital will bill you separately for any dressings or bandages provided upon discharge, as these items cannot be claimed for reimbursement either by Medicare or your health fund