Dr Ben Hewitt can organise X-rays, CT scans and Ultrasounds in West Perth at the same time as you appointment if required. If an MRI or speciality imaging is needed Dr Hewitt will be happy to organise this at a location and time that is convenient to you
If you have a referral from your doctor or physio please bring it with you
Bring any X-rays or scan results related to your problem.
Money for Parking.
Health insurance card.
As with all medical records, your problem is confidential and our practice follows strict guidelines relating to keeping records private.
You might think this is a funny question, but I will need to be able to examine the problem area. So wear or bring clothing that will enable me to properly examine the area while maintaining a degree of modesty.
Workers compensation, MVIT and Defence Force personnel have all their accounts sent directly to the insurer. There will be no out of pocket expenses.
Normal privately insured patients may have an out of pocket expense ( known as a gap ) . The amount of this Gap is dependant on the insurer and the surgery performed. At the time of you consultation you will be given a written quote of exactly what this will be.
Physiotherapy : Inpatient physiotherapy after your operation is an important part of your rehabilitation. All inpatient physio is covered so there will be no cost to you.
Radiology: X-rays while you are in hospital are usually covered.
Blood tests: There is usually no out of pocket charge.
Fees can be complex and confusing, Dr Hewitt or his staff are very happy to discuss this in more detail if required.
Initial consultation cost is $195 . You receive $73 back from medicare.
There are no further costs for post-operative visits for the first 6 weeks.
Follow up appointments after this time are $90 . You receive $37 back from medicare.