COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
The Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) has released information on COVID-19 vaccination for people with gastrointestinal conditions (including Crohn’s and colitis) or liver diseases on immunosuppressive therapy which comments on safety and effectiveness.
You can read the information via this link COVID Vaccination Information v2.pdf (gesa.org.au)
Our Concierge will advise you of the consultation fees when you contact us for an appointment. We ask for full payment at the time of the appointment. EFTPOS facilities are available. You will receive an invoice from the consultation. A portion of this fee can be claimed back from Medicare.
Do I need a referral to see the Gastroenterologist?
Yes. To obtain a rebate from Medicare you require a current referral. Most referrals come from a GP or a specialist.
Do I need a referral to see the Dietician?
No. You can organise a Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) from your GP. This will ensure you can receive a rebate from Medicare.
Your private health insurance will usually offer a rebate if you do not have a CDM – you will need to check with your specific health fund.
How do I book an appointment?
How much do I pay for the visit and how is payment made?
You will be notified of the charges prior to your consultation: charges vary depending on the length of the consult, and concessions may apply to eligible patients. Payment may be made in cash or by EFTPOS.
How do I get my test results?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I claim from my private health insurance for a consultation with the Gastroenterologist?
No as it is an outpatient service. Your health insurance will only cover inpatient or day admission stays.
What are the fees involved with having a procedure?
The hospital account is payable on the day of your procedure. If you have private health insurance, it is always a good idea to confirm that you are firstly covered as a private patient in the chosen private hospital and secondly that you are covered for the procedures. If yes, you will only pay your private health insurance excess on the day of your procedure if applicable. Integrated Gut Health participates in the no-gap cover scheme for private patients and therefore accounts for those procedures will be forwarded directly to your health fund.
If you do not have private health insurance the hospital account is payable on admission and is non rebatable through Medicare. To obtain a quote for the hospital account please contact the hospital you will be attending.
https://www.IBS.mindovergut.com (formally IBSclinic.org.au) – an internet-based free service for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Provides a comprehensive and expert-reviewed online resource about IBS, and a free evidence-based online psychologically-focused resilience program to help individuals living with IBS.
https://www.IBS.mindovergut.com (formally IBSclinic.org.au) – an internet-based free service for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Provides a comprehensive and expert-reviewed online resource about IBS, and a free evidence-based online psychologically-focused resilience program to help individuals living with IBD.
https://www.Gastroparesis.mindovergut.com (formally Gastroparesisclinic.org) – an internet-based free service for individuals with gastroparesis. Provides a comprehensive and expert-reviewed online resource about IBS, and a free evidence-based online psychologically-focused resilience program to help individuals living with Gastroparesis.
https://www.BBA.Mindovergut.com (also known as shy bladder, shy bowel, and incontinence anxiety) – an internet-based free resource for individuals with bowel and bladder anxieties.