Retina Specialists Victoria | INFORMATION
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INFORMATION

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

  1. A list of any information about your medical history, any significant health problems or previous operations.
  2. A list of all your medications including eye drops, injections or tablets.
  3. A list of any allergies to any medication
  4. A list of relevant family history
  5. Your referral

REFERRALS

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

PLEASE NOTE

  1. All accounts are required to be paid on the day of consultation.
  2. As part of your appointment, diagnostic tests and minor procedures may be required by your Ophthalmologist. These extra services will offer you immediate treatment and management of your condition. Fees will be charged for the additional services and we will endeavour to inform you of these on the day.
  3. Discounts for services may be offered if you hold a current Commonwealth Pension Card or at the discretion of the Ophthalmologists. This is not a bulk billing practice.
  4. If surgery is proposed, full estimation of cost and details will be provided to you.
  5. Please allow 90 minutes for your appointment. In some cases you may need extra time if further diagnostic tests or minor procedures are performed on the same day.
  6. We recommend you have a driver/carer with you as your vision may be blurred from the dilating eye drops.

PAYMENT METHODS

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

EAST MELBOURNE
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.

CAMBERWELL
There is free onsite parking, 2 hour street parking as well as in the Safeway opposite the clinic.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
There is also a convenient tram stop 25m from the clinic (tram number 70)

ABOUT RSV

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.