Potential Costs Disclosure:
Most major Private Health Funds, (such as BUPA, Medibank Private, NIB, Manchester Unity, Teachers Health, AHM, Apia, Aust. Unity, CBHS, GU Health, Defence, HBF, Navy, Onemedifund, Peoplecare, Police, RT Health, Transport Health, etc ) provide rebates against the consultation fees, dependent upon your level of cover. The rebate amount varies with each fund.
Patients should check with their Health Funds regarding their level of coverage under the ‘extras’ or ‘ancillary’ cover, for Western Herbal Medicine.
HCF have special rules relating to their cover and only cover previous Manchester Unity members (who they took over), but do not cover HCF members generally, or Manchester Unity members who change to a HCF product.
As a guide of time that you may need to allocate for an appointment: Initial consultations typically require around 30 minutes, and follow-up consultations are ordinarily scheduled for a lesser time duration.
During your Initial consultation the Practitioner will discuss with you the anticipated duration of treatment to attain a satisfactory level of resolution.
Ordinarily, with long-term, chronic, genetic, auto-immune skin conditions the Initial treatment phase spans 6-12 weeks, but many condition symptom breakouts often resolve satisfactorily in just a few weeks – these periods may not be typical for all conditions and all patients.
The practitioner will recommend some naturally-based oral medicines and topical products necessary for your initial treatment period and will provide you with an in-house prescription for those medicines.
That prescription will be reviewed and may be adjusted at each subsequent consultation as you move through the process, thus ensuring that you receive the most appropriate treatment as you move through the treatment period.
While many conditions clear up very quickly during the treatment phase, long-term, chronic, genetic, auto-immune skin conditions require continuing maintenance, such as medicines and perpetual dietary modifications, to lessen the potential for the condition to re-activate.
During that ‘maintenance phase’ patients may only need to see a practitioner at six-monthly intervals. During that interval, patients may be re-supplied with products and medications as prescribed for them.
Our Current Costs are:
Initial Consultation (GST Free) – $110
Review Consultation (GST Free) – $65
Our Consultation Fees are already discounted for everyone and so normally no further discounts are available for seniors/pensioners.
Medicine and topical products (Creams, Gels, conditioning oils etc) are ancillary and therefore are an additional cost to the consultation fees.
Medicine and topical product costs on the Initial visit may be around $120-$150+, but please note that those costs may vary quite considerably between patients as each may require different amounts over varying time periods due to skin condition severity, body coverage extent and variations in chronicity.
In other words, if it has taken a long time to develop a chronic condition, it is not going to clear in a matter of days.
Medication costs and topical product costs on subsequent review appointments will once again vary significantly as above
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