Strathfield Eye Surgery is a private clinic that invests in the latest technology to deliver the highest level of eye care, and hence it is not a bulk billing practice. However, substantial discounts are provided for pensioner and concession card holders.
Consultation fees, relevant eye investigations and treatments provided at the clinic are partly covered by Medicare with rebates paid directly back into the patient’s bank account (if they have their details registered with Medicare).
Payment of accounts is to be made on the day of the appointment. We accept payment by EFTPOS, cheque, cash or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).
Our doctors and staff will explain all applicable fees (or estimates) in advance whenever this is possible. Some patients may only incur the initial consultation fee, whilst more complex cases may require additional tests or treatments. These often cannot be predicted prior to the first visit as these are tailored to the specific needs of the individual patients. Regular patients can be provided with more certainty for their subsequent visits.
When elective eye surgery is required, we will give you a detailed breakdown of the costs including the private hospital, anaesthetist and surgeon fees, as well as the relevant Medicare and/or private health fund rebates. We will ensure that you have a good understanding of the fees and accordingly Written Informed Financial Consent will be obtained from you before proceed to the booking of surgery.
Dr John Chang is pleased to provide “No Gap” cataract surgery for his insured pensioner patients and "Known Gap" eye surgery for other patients with private health (hospital cover) insurance policy. This means that his patients will incur either zero or only a small, fixed (known) out of pocket cost for their cataract surgery.