costs, rebates, and billing policy
billing policy

This is a private billing practice.

All doctors working here run public hospital bulk billing clinics as well, and you are welcome to book in to these clinics by contacting the public hospitals. We do not book for the public hospital clinics through this practice. The number for A/Prof Corte’s public hospital IBD clinic, and for the public hospital general gastroenterology clinic at RPA is 9515 0056. 

Dr Wark and A/Prof Lawler routinely book private procedures as 'no-gap' procedures meaning there is NO out of pocket charge for privately insured patients. (You may still have an 'excess' which is between you and your insurer.) 

A/Prof Corte now charges a gap, and participates as a 'known-gap' provider. The gap is: 

  • Colonoscopy $300
  • Gastroscopy $200
  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy $400
  • EUS $400
  • Balloon Enteroscopy $400

His anaesthetists will charge similar but usually lower fees. 

If you have medicare only, these will be entirely covered by medicare in the public hospital.

If you are covered for procedures with private health, these will be entirely covered by your private fund, with the exception of your excess (which is between you and your insurer).

View full billing policy below. 

billing information

New and follow up consultations.

New Consultation (new issue, new patient to practice, new referral): $350

Medicare Rebate: $135.45 (occasionally the rebate is higher depending on medicare criteria)

Follow up consultation: $175. Medicare rebate $67.80.

repeat prescriptions

Unless it has been agreed upon by the doctor, and documented in the notes, we will no longer be supplying repeat prescriptions without appointments.

Patient safety is at the route of this policy change. The length of repeat prescriptions is determined by the need for review of drug necessity or the need for monitoring of the patient.

Most repeat prescriptions can be conveniently obtained from your General Practitioner, who will have received correspondence from us.

If an emergency prescription is required, and can not be provided by your GP, a fee may be charged.

cancellation policy

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

This means that if you wish to cancel your appointment, this needs to be done at least 24 hours prior to the time of the appointment. If you do not cancel your appointment more than 24 hours prior the the appointment time, and you miss your appointment – you will be charged the full fee for the appointment. In special circumstances we may choose to vary this policy.

Cancelling procedures within 24 hours, or failing to attend a procedure without providing notice, will incur a $250 cancellation fee. In special circumstances we may choose to vary this policy.

Alfred Gastroenterology is a Gastroenterology practice in Newtown, located at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Health Campus in Sydney, Australia.