Our fees are below the recommended AMA rates for specialist consultation.
The fees will differ depending on whether it is your first or a follow-up consultation. Medicare will cover a large portion of the fees, provided there is a valid referral from a general practitioner or specialist.
We are happy to see/accept Department of Veterans Affairs patients and pensioners are charged at a reduced rate.
Please note that full payment is required on the day of consultation.
Our staff can explain the fees at the time of your appointment or alternatively, please feel free to call during office hours on 08 8267 1766 if you have any questions.
Procedural Fees (endoscopy and colonoscopy)
Patients with private health insurance
We do not charge gap payments for single procedures for patients covered by private health funds, there is a $150 gap for a double procedure. In some instances, private health funds may require patients to pay an excess to the hospital. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider prior to your procedure for further information and to ensure that you are covered.
Patients without private health insurance
A fee will be charged to patients without private health insurance for endoscopic procedures performed at a private hospital. This fee will typically include the hospital facility fee as well as the Anaesthetist’s and Gastroenterologist’s fees. The fee differs between each hospital and doctor, and we recommend that you seek an estimate of the fees prior to undertaking the procedure.
Lumen dietitian consultations are available in person or via phone or telehealth.
- Initial consultation 60-minutes
- Review consultation 30-minutes
Consultation fees are payable at the end of each consultation.
If you have a Team Care Arrangement set up by your GP, you may be eligible for a partial rebate of the consultation fee.
$53.80 per consultation.
Bulk billing facilities are not available.
Private Health Insurance
Private health companies often provide rebates for dietetic consultation. The rebate differs depending on individual health plans. It is recommended to contact your health provider directly prior to your consultation to find out what rebates are available for initial and review consultations.
Concessional rebates are not available.
We accept payment by:
We are now ‘cashless’ and only accept card or cheque (however, we will accept cash if the correct amount is presented).
If appointments need to be cancelled or rescheduled, please do so a minimum of 24-hrs prior to your appointment. Cancellation fees apply to appointments cancelled less than 24-hrs prior as it is unlikely this appointment can be offered to someone on the wait list at short notice.
Lumen Dietitian Cancellation Fee
- Cancellation less than 24-hrs prior to a scheduled appointment incurs a full consult fee
- Cancellation more than 24-hrs prior to a scheduled appointment does not incur a fee.