DVA GOLD CARD HOLDERS
We can arrange transport for holders of a DVA Gold Card as long as we are notified at the time of making your appointment. Please note that we cannot ask for the taxi to collect you at a specific time as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs arranges the transport via the taxi provider contracted for the service.
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT
It is essential you bring your referral with you on the day. Without a referral you will not be able to claim your refund from Medicare for any of the fees you are charged. Please note that a referral from another Ophthalmologist is valid only for three months and if you require an appointment after the expiry date of your referral you will need to obtain a new referral, preferably from either your GP or an Optometrist. These referrals are valid for twelve months.
FEES AND CHARGES
Initial Consultation – $180.00
Pensioners – $140.00
Review Consultation – $90.00
Pensioners – $85.00
We accept Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS/credit cards – including AMEX.
WORK COVER/TAC CLAIMS
If your consultation is to be covered by either a WorkCover or TAC claim, a claim number must be provided at the time of your consultation. For WorkCover patients who may require elective surgery, please note that a request to proceed with surgery must be given to the insurer. Written confirmation regarding the status of the claim must be received before the hospital will agree to proceed with your surgery.
PARKING AND LOCATION
There is limited street parking available on Victoria Parade and Albert Street. There is a parking building located in a laneway adjacent to this building however, the average fee for a 2-3 hour stay is approximately $60.00. There is a tow away zone in place on Victoria Parade until 9.30am each morning and from 4.30pm in the afternoon.
We are conveniently located close to Parliament station as well as the St Vincent’s Plaza tram interchange.
There is free onsite parking, 2 hour street parking as well as in the Safeway opposite the clinic.
There is also a convenient tram stop 25m from the clinic (tram number 70)
At Retina Specialists Victoria we offer a comprehensive service in the diagnosis and management of all retinal conditions. With our team of dedicated and experienced retinal surgeons, we strive to provide the highest quality eye care to all our patients. Our surgeons also consult at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and have been involved in the teaching and training of junior eye surgeons and retinal specialists from overseas for many years.