Understanding My Fees

Your Fees Explained

How much will it cost me?

We are often asked about charges, and note the insurance and health care industry can be confusing. There are many different components of your care which potentially carry a charge.

The anaesthetists fee is separate than those of the surgeon and hospital or day surgery facility.

We will endeavour to provide you an estimate of cost at least a week prior to your procedure where possible. This is sent via secure link by text message or email.

This will allow you to enquire with your health fund about your level of benefits available for your procedure.

You should be aware that our anaesthetists are individual practitioners, and their fees will vary. Medicare and your health fund rebates may not cover the entire cost of your anaesthesia. You may have a shortfall to pay.

  • Your shortfall is the difference between what your fund & Medicare cover and the total fee for the anaesthesia services. The shortfall will be your personal responsibility to pay.


If you are self-funding (do not hold hospital health insurance, are within wait periods or not covered for the type of procedure you’re having) or you are electing to have a plastic/reconstructive surgery, you will be required to pay the total fee prior to surgery.

How is the anaesthetic fee determined?

The anaesthetic fee is related to the Medical Benefits Schedule, and is measured in values called “units”. There are 3 basic components to an anaesthetic fee;

  1. The pre-anaesthetic consultation
  2. The nature of the surgery being performed
  3. The time taken for the anaesthetic

There are also a number of other items that can be included in the anaesthetic, and they are generally related to increasing anaesthetic complexity. 

Each health fund has its own rebate schedule, so it is essential that you contact your fund to confirm you are eligible for a rebate. The ASA has provided an information sheet with further information on fees, rebates and indexation. 

In the Private system, anaesthetists are not employed by the Hospital, instead, they are accredited to work at a particular hospital, and charge a fee for the service they perform. The anaesthetic fee is separate to the surgical fee, and to other hospital charges.

I have another question about fees

If you have a question about your bill, please send us a message and one of team members will respond to you shortly.

I have a question...

We are often asked about charges, and note the insurance and health care industry can be confusing. There are many different components of your care which potentially carry a charge.

The anaesthetists fee is separate than those of the surgeon and hospital or day surgery facility.

To read more about your anaesthetist’s fee, click here.

If you have a question about your bill, please send us a message and one of team members will respond to you shortly.

If you have a question about your bill, please send us a message and one of team members will respond to you shortly.

We’ve prepared information on ceasing medications here, however if you are unsure, please send us a message. If you have any specific medication queries please list them at the bottom of the questionnaire form.

Fasting is very important. Please read more information about preparing for anaesthesia including fasting here.

Most patients will receive an SMS invitation to complete their health questionnaire prior to surgery. If our team have asked you to complete a form on our website, please click here.

In most cases the first time you’ll meet your Anaesthetist will be on the day of your surgery. Some patients may require a consultation prior, and we’ll contact you directly if this is deemed necessary by your Anaesthetist. 

If you are unsure whether you need a consultation with your Anaesthetist, please send us a message with as much detail as possible.

If you still have a question that hasn’t been answered above, our preferred method of communication is by email. Please click here to send us a message, or call us.

If you have a question, please send us a message and one of team members will respond to you shortly.

Message Us

In order to respond to your enquiry in the most efficient way possible, please send us a message using our form below in the first instance. We aim to respond to all messages within 2 business days, and will prioritise patients with upcoming surgeries first. 

If your enquiry relates to fees, please check with your health fund first if your level of cover is adequate.

If you need to upload any documents (i.e. your list of medications) please add a file below:
Note: If your enquiry relates to fees, please check with your health fund first if your level of cover is adequate.
Please complete all fields. We are unable to provide an estimate of fees without all of this information. If you are Self-Funding, please note this in the “Health Fund” section

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