Here are some FAQs obstetrics answered.

Are my medical records kept private and confidential? 

Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of their employment. Dr Allen abides strictly by the Privacy Act.

Do I need a referral from my GP before my appointment with Dr Allen?

Yes.

What should I expect during my first visit?

The best and only way to find out which treatment is right for you, is to consult Dr. Allen who will listen to your needs, examine you and provide you with expert advice. He will also tell you what you need to know about the treatment you are interested in, or recommend another to meet your needs and goals.

What fees can I expect to be charged?

Information on our current fee structure is available from our office. We are not a Bulk Billing practice and therefore require payment at the time of consultation. All visits to the rooms are deemed “out-patient” services and are therefore partially refundable under Medicare. These rebates vary according to your position re the Medicare Safety Net threshold.

Will my health fund cover the fees?

Dr Allen participates in the “No Gap” scheme with most private health funds. Please check your eligibility for Obstetric services for delivery at a private hospital and that you have “No Gap” cover. If you do, Dr Allen will bill your health fund directly for all in-hospital Obstetric services.

What are your acceptable means of payment?

You can pay via EFTPOS, Bank cheques, personal cheques, cash or credit cards (MasterCard, VISA or Amex).