Cairns Eye and Laser Centre is not a bulk billing practice. To claim full Medicare benefits you will need a current referral from your Optometrist or General Practitioner within the last 12 months, or if you are being referred by another specialist within the last 3 months to comply with Medicare regulations. You will be advised of the costs of consultation when an appointment is made, any additional tests or treatments required resulting in additional fees you will be informed of, at the time of your appointment.
Patients who are booked for major eye surgery will be given a quotation and written Informed financial consent with the costs and rebates from Medicare and their Private Health Insurers itemized. It is the responsibility of Private Health fund members to determine the amount their fund covers towards the costs of their surgery. Fees are due on the day of consultation, or when any additional tests or surgery are being performed. We accept cash, cheques, EFTPOS, bank transfers and most major credit cards (except AMEX and Diners Club).