Patient - Public :
Bankstown public hospital patients who see Dr Herald are charged an initial consultation fee, however, other charges related to surgery are covered by the public health system. Note that emergency proceedures may get quick attention, however, there are often long waiting lists for elective surgical procedures.
Patient - Private :
Patients who have private health insurance have priority over when and where they see Dr Herald. Fees and charges are subsidised by the patient's private health insurance. Final charges will be determined by the patient's individual choice of health cover and the type of procedure required.
Patient - Self Funded
: Self funded patients have priority over when and where they see Dr Herald. Fees and charges are quoted prior to surgery so that decisions about proceeding can be carefully considered.
Patient - Pensioner
: Dr Herald offers discounted rates for pensioners. If you are a pensioner, please mention this at the time of your consultation enquiry so that the appropriate advantage is passed your way.
Patient - Work Cover
: Once a work cover claim has been approved, typically all costs of surgery are covered by the work cover insurance.
Patient - MySuperCare.com.au
: For patients who may not be able to afford surgery, a new payment option exists. MySuperCare.com.au is an organisation which allows patients to access their super to fund their health care needs. For more information regarding MySuperCare, see below for more details.