After consultation with a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon or General Surgeon, if it is decided that you will require surgery, you will see one of the WPRS secretaries who will provide you with information regarding any out-of-pocket costs.
Out-of-pocket costs depend on the type of procedure, your level of private health cover and if the procedure has a Medicare item number.
We strongly advise private patients to check their level of cover.
If you elect to have surgery as a public patient you will be placed on the waiting list at the public hospital of your choice. There will be no out of pocket cost for this surgery. However, you will be required to wait for your surgery in line with government guidelines.
For procedure performed by the Dermatologist, you will be provided with a quote for the procedure to be performed in the rooms. For procedures in the rooms there is no Medicare rebate.