“For births and surgical procedures I participate in a no gap agreement with most health funds for most procedures.”

Consultations

The following will be needed for consultations:

  1. Referral (if not already sent by your GP) – This enables you to receive a rebate from Medicare
  2. Ultra sound scan or CT scans
  3. Results of any blood tests
  4. Medicare card
  5. Private health insurance details (if relevant)

Fees

This is not a bulk billing practice. A fee is charged for all consultations and services. A portion of this fee is rebated through Medicare. My fees are below those recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

For births and surgical procedures I participate in a no gap agreement with most health funds for most procedures.

Pregnancy management fee

This is a fee charged by all obstetricians for the management of pregnancies progressing beyond 28 weeks. This fee reimburses the obstetrician for managing the pregnancy and for being available 24 hours per day.

Please contact my rooms if you require further information. Individualised information will be given to you on expected costs.

Payment methods

Payment is appreciated at time of consultation and is preferred by EFTPOS or Credit Card.

Cancellations

If you are unable to make your appointment 24 hours notification is appreciated so your appointment can be allocated to another person who is waiting.

On call arrangements / Fatigue management

Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a demanding specialty with a large amount of our work being done after hours at unpredictable times. It is not possible to work effectively or safely being on call continually.

During the week Kelvin is on call for his patients and works one weekend in six on call.

Kelvin shares weekend call, fatigue leave, holiday leave, sick leave and conference leave with the following specialists: Drs Nerida Flannary, James Orford, George Bogiatzis, Kirsten Morrow, and Kylie Isaacs

There are also times when it is not possible to be in two places at once. If this occurs arrangements are in place with the above specialists to ensure someone is always available for births and emergencies.