Patient Information

Everything you need to know about getting care at Northern Beaches Neurology.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Neurologist Consultation
  • Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG
  • EEG
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox®), (Dysport®) or (Xeomin®) injections for migraine, spasticity, movement disorders and hyperhidrosis
  • Diagnostic nerve and muscle ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Vestibular Function Tests

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Headache and migraine * It is a good idea to come to your neurologist with a Headache diary already started; download here: Headache diary NBN
  • Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Spine disorders
  • Nerve injuries and neuropathy
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Muscle disorders
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammation

CONSULTATIONS

Please call reception on (02) 9982 2270 to book an appointment. Alternatively, please complete our online form and our staff will contact you to arrange an appointment time. If an urgent appointment is required please have your GP contact our team directly.

First consultations may take up to an hour and involve a comprehensive assessment and examination. At the end of the consultation, a plan of investigation and treatment will be discussed with you and a detailed report will be sent to your referring doctor.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your doctor’s referral.
  • A list of your medications including doses.
  • All of your test results, including scans (bring films and reports) and blood tests.

We are now offering Telehealth appointments via our secure online system to those patients who can not make it into the clinic. This means we consult via a computer screen in our clinic and a screen in your home.

Please let our staff know you would like this option when you are booking.

FEES- PLEASE NO CASH

Initial consult – $473 ($231.35 Medicare rebate)

Follow up consult – $209 ($112.30 Medicare rebate)

EEG – $297 ($106.30 Medicare rebate)

Nerve conduction studies/EMG – $363 ($193.45 Medicare rebate)

Axillary Hyperhidrosis- Bulk Billed with a GP referral or $918 with no referral

Other Hyperhidrosis conditions- $918 including the medication cost (a medicare rebate will apply)

Nerve conduction studies/EMG will be BULK BILLED for all pensioners and health care card holders.

Fees for some procedures may vary between practitioners. Please ask our reception staff for an estimate of costs prior to the appointment.

Reduced rates are available for AGE or DISABILITY pensioners.

If fees are to be paid by Workers Compensation, Third Party or International Insurance, patients must provide their insurer details, claim numbers and case manager details, along with written authorisation of payment prior to the appointment.

If written authorisation of payment is not received by the time of the appointment, the patient will be responsible for payment of the consultation at the time of the appointment, at standard Workers Compensation rates.

AUSTRALIAN CHARTER OF HEALTH CARE RIGHTS

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system. These rights are essential to make sure that, wherever and whenever care is provided, it is of high quality and is safe.  Click here to read…

YOUR FEEDBACK

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PATIENT REGISTRATION

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    Do you consent to receive appointment confirmation via SMS?
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    Do you consent to receive payment receipts and appointment communications via email?
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    CONSENT TO COLLECT PATIENT INFORMATION

    This medical practice collects information from you for the primary purpose of providing quality health care. We require you to provide us with your personal details and medical history so that we may properly assess, diagnose, treat and be proactive in your health care needs. We will use the information you provide in the following ways:


    1. Administrative purposes in running our medical practice.
    2. Billing purposes, including compliance with Medicare and Health Insurance Commission requirements.
    3. Disclosure to others involved in your health care, including treating doctors and specialists outside this medical practice as advised by you.

    I understand the reasons why my information must be collected.

    I understand that I am not obliged to provide any information requested of me, but that my failure to do so might compromise the quality of the health care and treatment given to me.
    I am aware of my right to access the information collected about me, except in some circumstances where access might legitimately be withheld. I understand I will be given an explanation in these circumstances.
    I understand that if my information is to be used for any purpose other than the above, my consent will be sought.
    I consent to the handling of my information by this practice for the purposes set out above, subject to any limitations on access or disclosure of which I may notify this practice.



    SERVICE PAYMENT AND MEDICARE CLAIMANT DECLARATION

    I will pay for or am liable to pay the expenses for doctor’s services and these services are not excluded under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (i.e. are not for the purpose of life insurance, superannuation or provident account schemes, admission to a friendly society, health screening, mass immunisation or connected with employment) and/or Dental Benefits Act 2008.

    To the best of my knowledge and belief all the information provided to Northern Beaches Neurology for the lodgement of Medicare claim is true and accurate. I authorise the medical practice to electronically transmit my claim for Medicare benefits to the Australian Government Department of Human Services on my behalf.

    I also authorise the Australian Government Department of Human Services to contact the referring provider or the provider of the services if clarification of details on the account and/or receipt is required for assessment or auditing purposes. For my Medicare claim, I consent to this practice sending to, and receiving from the Australian Government Department of Human Services, the following information for verification:

    • The patient’s enrolment information including the patient’s Medicare card and issue number;
    • The patient’s first name and individual reference number;
    • The claimant’s postcode information provided it matches my records; and
    • The benefit amount for each service in this claim.

    Privacy Notice: Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988, and is collected by the Australian Government Department of Human Services for the assessment and administration of payments and services. This information is required to process your application or claim.


    The Medicare Benefit will be paid:
    If your bank account details are stored with Medicare your payment will be made by EFT, if not, your Medicare benefit will not be paid.
    Once you have provided Medicare with your bank account details, your payment will be released.

    If required, correspondence regarding the claim will be directed to the:
    ADDRESS HELD BY MEDICARE

    This includes, if applicable, any Pay Doctor via Claimant (PDVC) cheques for the service provider. It is the responsibility of the claimant to forward the PDVC cheque to the service provider or to bring it to Medicare office for further enquiry.

    I have read, understood and accepted all of the above information. I will notify the practice at the time of payment if I choose to submit my own Medicare claim.

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